Sustainable Construction

ClimaFuel ®

Climafuel ® is a waste derived fuel which is made using household residual and commercial waste and can, therefore, substantially reduce what we send to landfill.

Climafuel ® looks like shredded paper and consists of paper, cardboard, wood, carpet, textiles and plastics. The material has been subject to a treatment process to remove biodegradable matter and produce a solid, clean and non-hazardous fuel. All recoverable materials are removed for recycling, as a result, the use of ClimaFuel significantly reduces waste sent to landfill, whilst preserving fossil fuel resources.

The fuel is manufactured to a tight specification by specialist was management companies. At CEMEX's UK cement plants it replaces 20-60% of the fossil fuels, such as coal or petcoke, currently used to heat the cement kilns, depending on the permits. Due to the biomass content of ClimaFuel, emissions of greenhouse gases are significantly reduced which improves the embodied carbon of our cement and concrete products.

Climafuel ® is produced using new technologies, such as Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT). MBT is the umbrella term for processes that use mechanical and biological techniques to sort, separate and treat waste. The final product is a solid recovered fuel or compostable material. CEMEX is using Climafuel ® at all three of our cement plants in the UK.

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