Pioneer Cement to begin RDF usage

Pioneer Cement to begin RDF usage
02 January 2019

UAE-based Pioneer Cement, a subsidiary of Raysut Cement, has signed an agreement with Emirates RDF that will lead to the use of fuel derived from household waste in its production plant. According to a statement, the company will be one of the first cement facilities in the region to use waste fuel.

"Pioneer Cement has a strong focus in protecting the environment and the agreement, which will pave the way for us to use RDF (refuse derived fuel), is a pioneering step in bringing innovation in cement production," said Ashley Bryan, general manager of Pioneer Cement Industries.

At its plant in Umm Al Quwain, Emirates RDF will process household waste from this region and Ajman to produce alternative energy for use in cement production.

"This is a fantastic initiative that shows we are committed towards the environment and we are doing our bit for a clean and greener future. We at Raysut are really proud of this project," said Joey Ghose, group CEO, Raysut Cement Company.

Trial production of green fuel at Emirates RDF is expected to start by the summer of 2019, with the plant looking at full production by the beginning of 2020.

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