Alternative fuels replace natural resources
The Alternative Fuel Master Plan project was launched in mid-2018. It aims to increase the proportion of alternative fuels across the Group, helping us to meet our commitment to reduce CO2 emissions by 2030.
Alternative fuels are predominantly waste that cannot be recycled in full and would therefore be uneconomical to recycle. In this scenario, co-processing in clinker kilns is regarded as a worthwhile option, as it not only uses the waste’s calorific value much more efficiently compared with waste incineration plants but also embeds its mineral components into the clinker. The waste is co-processed without any residue while complying with the same strict emission standards as waste incineration plants.
In 2020, the proportion of alternative fuels in the fuel mix was 25.7%. As part of our Sustainability Commitments 2030, we have redefined our targets for the use of alternative fuels for the Group: By 2030, the share of alternative fuels in the fuel mix will be increased to 43%.