Cemex has announced that it is participating in the European Union supported EPOS project. The project is designed to enable cross-sector industrial symbiosis, highlighting case studies that exemplify ways for companies to use wastes from other industries to deliver greater efficiency, save raw materials, and contribute to more sustainable processes.
Within the framework of the EPOS project, Cemex’s South Ferriby cement plant (UK) has worked with other companies, including the INEOS chemical company (UK), to determine how waste from INEOS’s production could be used as part of the cement manufacturing process.
“It is a privilege for CEMEX’s cement plant in South Ferriby to participate in this project, collaborating with other companies and partners across Europe. This helps to ensure that we operate our cement plant as efficiently as possible, while learning lessons that we can apply to our other facilities,” said Kevin Groombridge, South Ferriby Cement Plant Environment Manager.
“This project has enabled CEMEX to envision its process in new and different ways. Reviewing every stage of our manufacturing process internally and externally with other companies has enabled us to identify both cement resources and production efficiencies. I’m confident that other companies would benefit from adopting this cross-sector approach of industrial symbiosis,” said Sebastian Arias, CEMEX EPOS Project Coordinator.
In addition to South Ferriby, Cemex is also represented in the EPOS project by Cemex Poland, on the production side, and the Cemex Research Group AG in Switzerland on the research and development side.
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