Lafarge Egypt, OTMT to develop waste as alternative kiln fuel

20 March 2015

Lafarge Egypt and Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Holding S.A.E (OTMT) have signed an MoU to develop a waste management framework to enable municipal and agricultural waste to be processed into alternative fuels for use in Lafarge cement plants.

The agreement will help to generate jobs, reduce Egypt’s dependence on fossil fuels and contribute to the creation of a circular economy.

“In line with our ‘Building Egypt 2030’ campaign, Lafarge is committed to help solve the issue of waste in Egypt, and take steps toward sustainable development,” said Hussein Mansi, CEO of Lafarge Egypt.

“At Lafarge Egypt, it is our responsibility as a leader in building solutions to provide services beyond our normal scope in cooperation with Orascom Telecom Media and Technology.”

Ecocem Industrial Ecology Egypt is a subsidiary of Lafarge Cement, responsible for developing, sourcing and pre-treating solutions to recover waste as alternative fuels. Lafarge Egypt and Ecocem aim to reach an average fuel substitution rate of 25% by the end of this year.

Since 2013, over 260,000 t of waste has been processed and burnt at Lafarge’s Sokhna plant.


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