Lafarge waste utilisation, Brazil

Lafarge waste utilisation, Brazil
23 February 2009

Lafarge is utilising waste from the disposal site of Cantagalo (Rio de Janeiro) as fuel for its cement kilns in a move that decreases the environmental liability of the disposal site and enlarge the alternative fuels blend of Lafarge.

The initiative is soon to be followed by other cement companies s Camargo Correa Cimentos, Votorantim and Cimpor.

For some years Brazilian cement manufacturers have adopted co-processing, replacing part of the fossil fuel for industrial residues. Around 35 out of the 48 cement plants in Brazil, have burned 1Mt of residues in 2008.
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