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CEMEX achieves record alternative fuels substitution rate of over 80% in Germany

Date published: May 13, 2013

In April 2013, CEMEX in Germany’s cement plants attained an alternative fuels substitution rate of 82.6%—the first country within the company’s global operations network to reach this remarkable milestone. Furthermore, its Kollenbach cement plant in Beckum, Germany, averaged a 90.9 percent substitution rate for the month.


CEMEX achieves record alternative fuel substitution rate of over 80% in Germany

“Beyond significantly reducing fuel costs, our expanding use of alternative fuels fosters the sustainable management of our earth’s natural resources,” said Eric Wittman, President of CEMEX in Germany. “In April, our Kollenbach plant replaced 12,000 metric tons of coal with refuse-derived fuel, bone meal, and old tires. Indeed, the plant’s daily substitution rate of more than 94 percent encourages us to set the bar even higher.”

In 2012, CEMEX consolidated its leadership in the use of lower carbon alternative fuels, reaching an alternative fuels substitution rate of 27.1 percent, one of the highest rates among its global peers. Overall, the company’s alternative fuel strategy enabled it to avoid the use of 2.3 million tons of coal and the emission of 1.8 million tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.

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