Finding a different kind of gold

Published 14 January 2019

While coal had been the mainstay of PPC’s energy sources for decades, the company’s current energy policy has called for a steady replacement of the black gold with more sustainable energy sources. This provided the South African cement producer with the drive to introduce alternative fuels at its De Hoek plant in Western Cape. By PPC, South Africa.

PPC’s energy policy seeks to replace increasing volumes of coal with alternative fuels

Sustainability needs innovative thinking and determination, PPC can attest. Producing cement requires large amounts of energy and for decades the main source of that energy has been coal. However, the company’s energy policy calls for a steady replacement of coal with alternative fuels (AFs) and has led the company to implement the necessary changes to its De Hoek plant.

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