What is Co-Processing


What can we do with all of our waste which lands up in landfills taking years to decompose? Co-processing provides an alternative solution for certain wastes and by-products that makes a significant contribution in solving our environmental problems.

  • Complete solution, because it is done in an environment of approximately 1500º C, for a long period and produces no residues.
  • Safe, because it is performed within a restricted and properly controlled environment, without generating liabilities.
  • Monitored, as all waste is thoroughly and previously analyzed to ensure that all process safety conditions are being respected.
  • Environmentally Correct, since it reduces theconsumption of renewable sources and reduces global CO2 emissions
  • Enhances Public Health, by eliminating thousands of tons of hazardous industrial waste, problematic to our population, in addition to eliminating waste tires,  major focus of others diseases.

2. Coprocessing in InterCement Group

2.1. Rationale

InterCement is a cement company present in seven different countries, including Mozambique South Africa, Egypt, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina and Paraguai, that owns cement plants that are designed and equipped with clinker kilns ready for the consumption of waste. This consumption is done according to the best practices in the world and complies the legal requirements. The technology provides a safe, sustainable and environmentally friendly disposal for waste, as well as this material replaces fossil fuels by alternative fuel.

It is important to mention that all the process is executed under strict rules for legal requirements; besides that, the waste needs previous preparation and its use and handling must meet the standards of quality and safety.

InterCement SA plants (Port Shepstone/Durban) are examples of plants that have the strategy described above and are recognized in the permits.

Solids / Liquids / Sludges / Tyres / etc.

For more info contact details

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