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Geocycle begins Ravena waste fuel study

26 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Geocycle is starting a new waste fuel project at Holcim’s Ravena cement plant in New York, USA. The project is a is a government-funded study to see how the cement plant can use construction waste from the US Army Corps as potential fuel for cement kilns. Geocycle will also look at ways they can recycle the waste into new cement. The US Army Corps Engineer's Engineer Research and Development Center is spending US$3.4m on the study. Geocycle will also carry out research at its Holl...

Geocycle India increases waste management performance

11 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Geocycle India, the waste-management arm of ACC Ltd and Ambuja Cements (Holcim group) has so far co-processed 2Mt of waste and achieved a thermal substitution rate (TSR) of six per cent in 2021.  Ambuja Cements and ACC have six pre-processing and 14 co-processing facilities that handle close to 1Mta of waste that is diverted from landfill. The ACC Wadi plant in Karnataka co-processes more than 600tpd of waste and achieves a TSR of 18 per cent. In 2020 Geocycle managed close to 500,000t...

Geocycle India to help reduce plastic waste leakage

19 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Geocycle India, the in-house waste management arm of LafargeHolcim’s Ambuja Cements and ACC, will implement its Bubble Barrier technology at the Mantola Canal in Uttar Pradesh, to tackle plastic waste leakage. "The Geocycle Bubble Barrier is an innovative concept based on existing technology which makes smart use of a combination of natural currents and a bubble curtain to channel plastic waste towards the banks of rivers and canals instead of it flowing directly into the Yamuna river, fr...

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh signs agreement with Reckitt Benckiser

17 February 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh Ltd (LHBL) has signed a corporate agreement with Reckitt Benckiser Bangladesh Ltd (RB). Under the agreement RB will take professional waste management services from Geocycle, a project of LafargeHolcim. Rajesh Surana, CEO, LHBL said: "With the expansion of industrial base and population growth in Bangladesh, larger volumes of waste are generated and there are only few proper waste management solutions available. With the only fully integrated cement plant of the cou...

Mario Bollo appointed as new Geocycle manager

08 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Geocycle has appointed Mariano Bollo as its new manager in Argentina. Mr Bollo is a chemical engineer with an MBA from the Universidad Católica de Salta. He started his career at Holcim Argentina in 2006, fulfilling different roles at the company’s cement plants in Jujuy, Mendoza, Córdoba and Buenos Aires. “I feel very fortunate to be able to lead the Geocycle team and in this way, strengthen the involvement of governments and society in general to improve the environmental conditions of...

Bamburi to dispose of Shell waste oil

30 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Kenya’s Bamburi Cement’s waste division, Geocycle and Vivo Energy Kenya have agreed to collect and safely dispose of waste oil from Shell service stations across the country and Vivo Energy’s commercial customers. The initiative will see waste oil co-processed in Bamburi Cement’s kilns. Around 20,000l of waste oil per month is currently being collected by Shell service stations across Kenya. The partnership with Geocycle will reduce the logistical challenges faced by Shell when collecting ...

Geocycle signs tyre co-processing agreement with Argentina

19 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Holcim Argentina subsidiary Geocycle has signed an agreement with Argentina’s Minister of Production, Labour and Sustainable Development, Graciela Pinal de Cid to enable the co-processing of tyres. Ms Pinal de Cid said: "Today we are initiating a framework agreement with the company Geocycle, belonging to the firm Holcim Argentina, to solve a situation that involves society as a whole, such as tires out of use." She added: “We will generate a joint work agenda between the province and the ...

Holcim invests US$1m in solid waste processing in El Salvador

14 June 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim and its Geocycle brand have plans to invest more than US$1m in new waste processing equipment in El Salvador. The new equipment will be used to treat solid waste to supply alternative fuel for its cement production in the country. Geocycle processes around 0.7m used tyres in 2018, bringing the company’s waste tyre use to 6m tyres since 2001, according to Jaime Recinos, director for corporate affairs and sustainable development at Holcim. It also processed 20,000t of waste...

Geocycle opens alternative fuel facility in Ain Sokhna, Egypt

22 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Egypt’s Minister of Environment, Yasmeen Fouad, has inaugurated a new waste management and alternative fuel production plant, set up by Geocycle Egypt at Ain Sokhna in the Suez Governate. EGP200m (US$11.65m) was invested by Geocyle in the new factory, which is equipped with modern technology to produce 400,000t high-quality alternative fuel to replace diesel, mazut and gas currently consumed at the 8.9Mta Lafarge Cement factory near Ain Sokhna. Geocycle, a subsidiary of LafargeHolcim, is a...

Geocycle Albox plant processes waste to 53,000t of AF

28 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Geocycle, part of the LafargeHolcim group, produced 53,000t of alternative fuels, the highest in 10 years, at its Albox plant in Spain as it processed 49,000t of waste, up 20 per cent when compared with volumes in 2017. The company has invested a total of EUR860,000, including a new waste treatment line in Spain. It allows the company to pre-treat a range of wastes, such as plastics, rags and biomass, from the country’s Almanzora region. "With this new equipment it will be possible to avoi...