On 21 July, Madrid’s Director General of Environmental Evaluation, Mariano González, and Castilla-La Mancha’s Director General of Quality and Environmental Impact, Matilde Basarán, visited Lafarge’s Villaluenga de la Sagra cement plant, Spain. The officials were visiting the Toledo-based plant to learn more about Lafarge’s use of waste materials. Lafarge has invested €11 million in equipment for the combustion and processing of alternative fuels, which enabled the plant to achieve a fuel substitution rate of 50% in 2013. The plant’s use of biomass to replace traditional fossil fuels has led to a reduction of around 60 000 tpa of CO2.
The Villaluenga de la Sagra plant is considered a reference within the Lafarge Group in terms of its operating results, quality levels, cost optimisation, and health and safety achievements. The plant recently celebrated 5 years without accidents.
Adapted from press release by Louise Fordham
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