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Cementos Cosmos to use waste tyres as alternative fuel

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Cementos Cosmos has been granted an Integrated Environmental Authorisation, allowing the company’s Toral de los Vados plant to use waste tyres as an alternative fuel in its production process.

In February 2018, the cement company asked the Ministry of the Environment to be able to use tyres that are not in use. This new authorisation has the potential to allow the plant to replace 30% of the current fuel (petroleum coke) with a non-hazardous waste – used tyres.

Thanks to this practice, the Toral de los Vados plant will reduce CO2 emissions, be more efficient by reducing its energy bill and be in line with the principle of a circular economy, turning waste into a resource. In addition, with the incorporation of used tyres, Cementos Cosmos contributes to reducing the consumption of a fossil and finite fuel such as petroleum coke.

From this moment, an environmental control body will certify the adequacy of the facilities to the requirements of the new Environmental Authorisation that are required by environmental regulations to carry out energy recovery.

Cementos Cosmos joins many of the cement factories in Spain which already have this authorisation for the use of alternative fuels.

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