Arkan Building Materials to co-process SPL

Arkan Building Materials to co-process SPL
13 November 2018

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) will supply Abu Dhabi-based Arkan Building Materials with waste from its smelting operations. Arkan will co-process EGA’s spent pot lining (SPL) material in its kilns.
EGA is building facilities at its Al Taweelah site to process SPL into an alternative raw material or fuel that can be used in cement plants.

HE Eng Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, chairman of Arkan, said the company would be able to reduce its dependence on fuel by using EGA's wasted spent pot lining in its manufacturing processes.
“We have conducted rigorous testing on EGA’s spent pot lining to ensure that it works effectively in our industrial process,” he said in a statement. “Spent pot lining will reduce our need for both fuel and quarried rock in line with Arkan’s vision of ‘waste to fuel’ plan.”

EGA's Managing Director and CEO, Abdulla Kalban, said it was a challenge to dispose of SPLsin ways that are both economically viable and environmentally friendly.

“We have made tremendous progress in finding economic uses for spent pot lining, which is a challenge for our industry around the world,” Kalban said. “I am pleased that we will be working with Arkan to turn waste into value, improving the environmental performance of both our companies to the benefit of our nation.”

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