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be'ah and Oman cement to use end-of-life tyres as fuel for cement production

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The Oman Environment Holding Company (be'ah) signed an agreement on 6 February with Oman Cement to use end-of-life tyres as fuel that can be used in cement production. The company state that they are able to do this in a safe way for the environment, with several precautionary procedures having been proposed for safety and security measures.

Speaking of the agreement, Tariq bin Ali Al Amri, CEO of be'ah, said: “This agreement seeks to achieve be’ah’s strategy by adopting practices that ensure waste management in a sustainable manner, and safe disposal of waste materials by using them in energy production, or extracting raw materials for added value.”

“This matter will directly reflect on conserving and sustaining the environment for future generations."

Salem bin Abdullah Al-Hajri, CEO of Oman Cement Company, added: “This agreement will achieve our strategic goals with regard to the diversification of energy sources and the use of other sources to convert fuel that will be used for cement production.”

“The agreement will contribute to the national economy and provide business opportunities for small and medium enterprises through the production and transportation of fuel from engineered landfills to the cement factory; where approximately 30 000 tpy of expired tyres will be processed.”

Al-Hajri also stated: “The project includes positive dimensions in terms of using tyres as an alternative fuel and thus preserving the environment of the Sultanate.”

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