Cemex has announced the results of investing in equipment and processes for the use of alternative fuels at its cement plants. Since 2005, US$175 million has been invested in using alternative fuels to feed cement kilns, resulting in an alternative fuel substitution rate of 25% in 2011. As a result, Cemex was able to cut CO2 emissions by 1.8 million t and avoid using 2 million t of coal in its plants. The company aims to achieve a 35% fuel substitution rate by 2015 and is currently on target to reach this goal.
Adapted from press release by Louise Fordham.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/the-americas/13062012/cemex-reduces-cement-plant-emissions-by-investing-in-alternative-fuel-strategies/