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Adelaide Brighton uses 1Mt of RDF at Birkenhead plant

13 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Adelaide Brighton has now used 1Mt of refuse-derived fuel (RDF) at its Birkenhead facility, South Australia, diverting 2Mt of waste from landfill sites. The Premier of South Australia, Steven Marshall, and Environmental Minister, David Speirs, visited the company last week to recognise the milestone. "Through the use of this alternative fuel, Adelaide Brighton's Birkenhead plant has achieved gains in efficiency and reduced consumption of natural gas by 25 per cent," said Nick Miller, CEO...

Namibia inaugurates its first RDF processing plant

20 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Namibia’s Minister of Environment and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta, has inaugurated the country’s first refuse-derived fuel (RDF) processing plant, a joint venture between Namibian company Rent-A-Drum and Ohorongo Cement. The plant was erected after Rent-A-Drum signed an agreement in 2016 with Ohorongo Cement for the supply and delivery of non-recyclable material to use during the cement manufacturing process. About 12,000tpa of non-recyclable material collected by Rent-A-Drum, will be use...

Footwear waste to be used as alternative fuel for Vietnam kiln

07 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Work is underway to commission a Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) manufacturing plant for Holcim Vietnam to process solid footwear production waste from the country’s main shoe factory. The system, supplied by Austria-based UNTHA comprises an anti-explosive Atex-specification XR3000 Cutter waste shredder with two 113kW motors, conveyor, over-band magnet, control room and water-powered fire suppression technology. It is capable of processing up to 10tph of material to produce an 80mm fuel with hig...

Philippines: Pasig City launches new RDF facility

26 June 2015, Published under Cement News

The Pasig City government on Wednesday inaugurated a new refuse-derived fuel facility (RDF) which will supply alternative fuels to local cement plants including those of Lafarge. The collaboration between the Pasig government with IPM Construction and Development Corp (IPM) and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) can process 600tpd of waste. The facility is majority-owned by Basic Environmental Systems & Technologies Inc and Lafarge Industrial Ecology International. IPM,...

SITA to start commissioning new SRF facility, UK

13 February 2015, Published under Cement News

SITA UK is to start the commissioning process for its solid recovered (SRF) plant in Rugby to be used at Cemex UK's local cement works. The processing plant will undergo a series of commissioning tests over the next few months before starting full-scale production of the trademarked Climafuel SRF in the summer. The residual waste material arriving at the site will primarily be collected from commercial and industrial businesses across the region that would otherwise go to landfill. Once re...

Cemex seeks to enhance alternative fuels usage at Kosmos plant, USA

02 December 2013, Published under Cement News

Cemex’s Kosmos Cement is seeking permission to add to the types of alternative fuels used at the plant in Louisville, Kentucky. The cement producer is looking to burn refuse-derived fuel (RDF), in addition to the scrap tyres it already burns at the cement plant as an alternative fuel to coal and petcoke, according to reports in the local press. The change 80,000tpa of material from local landfills, Sara Engdahl, director of communications for Cemex USA in Houston, told the Courier-Journal. ...

Lafarge in RDF joint venture, Pakistan

16 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Industrial Ecology International SA has announced a joint venture with Saif Holdings Ltd for the manufacture of Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) to be used as alternative fuel. The agreement was signed between Pavel Cech, Regional Vice President Industrial Ecology, Lafarge and Hoor Yousafzai, Director Saif Group after conducting feasibility study for the development, installation and commissioning of an RDF manufacturing plant. Amr Reda, CEO of Lafarge Pakistan, stated that by combining th...

SITA UK begins production of Climafuel at new SRF plant, UK

04 June 2013, Published under Cement News

SITA UK has begun production of Climafuel at a new GBP7m (EUR8.2m) solid recovered fuel facility to be used at Cemex UK's Rugby cement works. The new facility, situated in Birmingham, UK, as been developed by recycling and resource management company SITA UK to transform commercial waste, which would otherwise go to landfill, into Climafuel, an alternative to coal. As Ben Harding, General Manager – Material Sourcing at SITA UK, explained: “Traditionally a significant proportion of Birmi...