Cemex participates in cross-sector EPOS project

Cemex participates in cross-sector EPOS project
15 September 2017

Cemex is participating in the European Union supported EPOS project designed to foster cross-sector industrial symbiosis. The project will highlight case studies exemplifying ways for companies to use wastes from other industries to deliver greater efficiency, save raw materials and contribute to more sustainable processes.

Cemex’s South Ferriby cement plant in the UK has already worked with the UK-based INEOS chemical company, to determine how waste from INEOS’s production could be used as part of the cement manufacturing process.

"It is a privilege for Cemex’s cement plant in South Ferriby to participate in this project, collaborating with other companies and partners across Europe. This helps to ensure that we operate our cement plant as efficiently as possible, while learning lessons that we can apply to our other facilities," said Kevin Groombridge, the plant's environment manager.

"This project has enabled Cemex to envision its process in new and different ways. Reviewing every stage of our manufacturing process internally and externally with other companies has enabled us to identify both cement resources and production efficiencies. I'm confident that other companies would benefit from adopting this cross-sector approach of industrial symbiosis," said Sebastian Arias, Cemex EPOS project coordinator.

In addition to South Ferriby, Cemex Poland and the CEMEX Research Group AG in Switzerland will also represent Cemex in the EPOS project.

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