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Andusia sees RDF volumes recovering in the UK

18 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Andusia reports that RDF volumes in the UK have started to recover after COVID-19 had restricted its availability. In March 2020 the Environment Agency said that RDF exports fell by 37 per cent versus the previous year – a fall influenced by the coronavirus pandemic and the UK’s lockdown. Supporting this, according to data reported by both Veolia and Suez UK, the amount of waste generated in commercial and industrial workplaces drastically reduced by 50 per cent. In contrast, with familie...

Eggersmann Group commissions new RDF/MSW plant

08 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Eggersmann Group has completed the commissioning of the Middle East's first RDF bio-drying project. The 300tpd RDF plant is situated in Sulaymaniyah, Iraq. The facility is also capable of processing 1040tpd (380,000tpa) of municipal solid waste, reaching an overall landfill diversion up more than 80 per cent through the inclusion of biological drying. The client, a local cement producer, negotiated a 20-year agreement for receiving waste from the municipality at the agreed tipping fee ...

Establishing a reliable AF supply

27 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Cement companies are increasingly implementing alternative fuel (AF) programmes to reduce fuel costs at their plants and contribute to sustainability. Often a key challenge, particularly in developing countries, lies in establishing a reliable AF supply chain. Argos discusses the challenges that it faced when introducing AFs at its Colombian plants. By Argos, Colombia. In the last four years, Argos has been entering the AF market in Colombia One of the greatest challenges for...

Lindner Recyclingtech holds groundbreaking ceremony for new headquarters

28 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Waste process and shredding technology specialists, Linder-Recyclingtech celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony for its new factory premises on 18 September 2020. The company is investing in a new site covering over 45,000m 2 at Spittal an der Drau, Austria. In addition to a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, the new headquarters will become an international Centre of Excellence for waste recovery and recycling – in keeping with the circular economy concept. "At the moment, the ...

New waste treatment plant to supply RDF in UAE

14 July 2020, Published under Cement News

The construction of a solid waste treatment plant in Umm Al Qaiwain, UAE, is nearing completion. One operational, the facility will process waste from the nearby region and supply RDF to cement plants. The AED132m (US$36m) unit is expected to process 1500t of waste every day to produce 300,000tpa of alternative fuel, according to Dr Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment. The plant is expected to begin operations in the final quarter of 2020.

UltraTech facility begins receiving dry waste for RDF use

20 November 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s UltraTech Cement has begun receiving dry waste at its unit in Jaggayyapet, Andhra Pradesh, sent from Vijayawada Municipal Corp’s (VMC) recycling facility in Ajit Singh Nagar. As part of the year-long memorandum of understanding signed between the two parties, the producer will receive 50tpd of waste. “Around 50t of dry waste collected by the VMC, which comprises of discarded plastic, will be used for generating refuse-derived fuel (RDF) at cement kilns. It is a win-win situation for...

Construction to start on Emirates RDF facility

08 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Construction starts this month on the Emirates refuse-derived fuel (RDF) facility, which is being built in Umm Al Quwain, UAE. The project is a joint venture consisting of UAE based contractors Besix and TG Eco Holding together with Finland-based Griffin Refineries. From September 2020 the facility will receive 1000t of municipal waste per day from approximately 550,000 residents living in the Emirates of Umm Al Quwain and Ajman. The waste will be converted into RDF. It will be used as a fu...

Pioneer Cement to begin RDF usage

02 January 2019, Published under Cement News

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 i...

Ohorongo Cement plans for alternative fuel boost in festive period

19 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Ohorongo Cement and Rent-A-Drum have made a seasonal pledge to set up waste disposal sites in Thomas, Erongo and Oshana regions of Namibia to reduce the amount of festive waste going to landfill. The cement company wants to process the gift wrapping paper and packaging from the festive period to supplement its alternative fuels. “Since the beginning of the year, Ohorongo disposed of over 70 truckloads of non-recyclable material as alternative fuels along with wood chips and charcoal fines i...

New RDF rules for Indian cement plants

11 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Detailed guidelines recently finalised for India’s Solid Waste Management Rules 2016 will see cement factories within 400km of RDF plants have to ensure that the material constitutes at least five per cent of their fuel supply. "In this arrangement, cement industries will have to pay the transportation cost of the first 100km, while urban bodies will have to pay for the remaining 300km," said VK Jindal, joint secretary and mission director of Swachh Bharat Mission. Mr Jindal noted that m...