Renewable Matter # 09 / March-April

Fuels: The Battle of Cement Factories

by Roberto Rizzo

For many environmentalists using waste in cement manufacturing plants means moving away from Target Zero Waste. While – according to AITEC – the use of secondary solid fuels already avoids the emission of over 300,000 tons of CO2 per year.


One of Renewable Matter’s objectives is to open a dialogue on sensitive and difficult subjects, where environmentalists and industrialists can have opposite views. The use in cement plants of waste-derived alternative fuels is one of such bones of contention. Those in favour of the elimination of incinerators and landfills to reach Target Zero Waste see in the use of...

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