Using fuel from waste for production

rak 9jWith this agreement, Pioneer aims to become one of the first cement companies to use fuel derived from household waste. (Image source: Pioneer Cement)Ras Al Khaimah-based Pioneer Cement Industries has signed an agreement with Emirates RDF for the use of fuel derived from household waste in its production plant

Pioneer, a subsidiary of Oman’s largest cement manufacturer, Raysut Cement, said that it will be one of the first cement plants in the region to use waste fuel contributing to the vision of sustainable development and the environment of the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment.

“The UAE government’s support to Emirates RDF to generate fuel from common household waste is a significant milestone in the country’s journey to become a global leader in sustainable waste management. Pioneer Cement has a strong focus in protecting the environment and the agreement, which will pave the way for us to use RDF (refuse derived fuel) is a pioneering step in bringing innovation in cement production,” said Ashley Bryan, general manager of Pioneer Cement Industries.

Emirates RDF will process household waste from Ajman and Umm Al Quwain in the Northern Emirates to produce alternative energy that can be used in cement production, thus helping to phase out the use of gas or coal.

The initiative is important for a clean and greener future, stated Joey Ghose, group CEO of Oman-headquartered Raysut Cement Company.

Trial production of the green fuel at Emirates RDF is set to start in the summer of 2019 with the plant looking off full-fledged production at the beginning of 2020.

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