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Cemex signs agreement to operate the first Regenera facility in Egypt

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Cemex has signed an agreement with Gharbia Governorate to operate the first Regenera facility in Egypt.

Cemex signs agreement to operate the first Regenera facility in Egypt

The facility receives more than 800 tpd of municipal solid waste and through this agreement, Cemex will be treating the waste to generate alternative fuels as well as producing compost – ensuring minimal residual waste to landfill.

This agreement promotes circularity while saving approximately 50 000 tpy of CO2 and decreasing methane generation through avoidance of landfill. Methane has a much stronger greenhouse effect of more than 80 times that of CO2 within the first 20 years of emission. Additionally, this initiative benefits the residents of the governorate by ensuring safe treatment of all daily waste collection, while reducing the negative impacts associated with landfilling.

As an industry leader in climate action and the commitment towards being a net-zero company in 2050, Cemex's Regenera business comes as a part of Cemex's efforts to support circular economy including the receiving, managing, recycling, composting and recovering of waste. Regenera supports the ambition to use more non-recyclable waste and industrial by-products as a more sustainable alternative to fossil fuels and natural raw materials.

About the new facility, Yago Castro Izaguirre, Cemex Egypt & UAE president, said: "At Cemex, we are committed to leading climate action in the industry. This is reflected in the progressive and innovative work to actualise the vision of becoming a net-zero company by 2050. The Regenera facility helps us make greater headway in preserving natural resources by relying on sustainable substitutes for fossil fuels."

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