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Cemex and WtEnergy awarded EUR4.4m grant

28 June 2023, Published under Cement News

The European Union has awarded Cemex and WtEnergy a EUR4.4m grant for the implementation of a novel waste-to-fuel technology utilising synthetic gas at its Alicante cement plant in Spain. The project has been catalogued as “the first of its kind” for the cement industry by the European Union. The Clyngas project has the potential to reduce over 400,000t of CO 2  equivalent emissions over a decade at the Alicante plant. The committee responsible for awarding the grant lauded the project ...

Geminor announce significant growth in material recycling in 2021

07 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Resource management company Geminor handled over 1.73Mt of waste in Europe in 2021. The recycling of waste wood, waste paper and plastics increased sharply, and the handling of feedstock for material recycling went up by 38 per cent last year.   With a total volume of 1,731,066t, Geminor consolidates its position as one of Europe's leading waste management companies in 2021. Refuse-derived fuel (RDF) and solid recovered fuel (SRF) still account for around two-thirds of the total volume ...

Vecoplan AG joins the RETech Partnership

11 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Vecoplan AG is now a member of the German RETech Partnership, a network of German companies and institutions from the recycling and waste management industry. The network works closely with national and international ministries, authorities, institutes and business associations. Among other advantages, Vecoplan will receive support in exporting its recycling and waste management technologies and in knowledge transfer. "As a member [of RETech] we’ll always be up to date on matters lik...

The WCA on waste-to-energy

21 January 2020, Published under Cement News

With waste-to-energy in the cement sector holding significant potential, Ian Riley, CEO of the World Cement Association, explains why the organisation is encouraging its global members to evaluate co-processing and waste heat recovery for the benefit of the sector, society and efforts to tackle climate change. Waste-to-energy will form a part of the WCA’s roadmap to provide members with practical guidance on what measures they can take in their specific circumstances to reduce thei...

Streamlining the waste-to-energy chain

28 October 2019, Published under Cement News

How can a cement plant operate more sustainably in ecological and economic terms? As part of its initiative for the green cement plant, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions recently launched polysius ® fuel substitution. This one-stop solution for alternative fuel rates of up to 100 per cent enables cement producers to save operating expenditure, conserve natural resources, reduce CO 2 emissions, become highly flexible in sourcing and maintain product quality. LafargeHolcim’s Lägerdorf plant ...

European Parliament releases waste-to-energy study

05 October 2017, Published under Cement News

On 25 September 2017, the European Parliament Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) panel published a study entitled “Towards a circular economy-Waste management in the EU” to examines the role of waste management in the context of a circular economy transition and current state of policy development. The report provides an overview of the state-of-play of incineration and other waste management options for different wastes in the EU. Five categories of waste-to-energy processes ...