Alternative fuels in a nutshell

Published 29 June 2018

Since April 2015 Binh Phuoc Cement has partly replaced the fuel supply at its coal-fired cement plant with cashew nut shells in a project that not only makes operations at the plant more sustainable, but also helps the Vietnamese province dispose of a key agricultural waste. By Ha Tien 1 Cement JSC, Vietnam.

Binh Phuoc Cement is helping Vietnam’s largest cashew processing

province dispose of some 60 per cent of its cashew nut shell waste

Part of Ha Tien 1 Cement Joint Stock Co, the Binh Phuoc Cement plant is located in Binh Phuoc province, some 100km north of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and around 40km from the border with Cambodia. Operational since 2010, the works has a clinker and cement capacity of 1.8Mta and 1.2Mta, respectively. Output from Binh Phuoc Cement is delivered mainly to the domestic market with some exports to neighbouring countries such as Cambodia.

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