In TITAN Cementara Kosjerić, only fossil fuels are used as a source of energy required for production processes. Optimising the use of natural resources, reducing the impact on climate changes and saving fuel costs are our basic challenges of strategic importance. The use of alternative fuels, after obtaining the appropriate permits, is a way to further the sustainability of our company and the environment, which should be preserved for future generations.
Co-processing in the cement industry consists of the simultaneous recovery of energy and materials through the use of alternative fuels in clinker production.
The energy value of alternative fuels allows them to substitute non-renewable natural resources (fossil fuels) used in the production process. Alternative fuels are by-products or waste from other industrial sectors, products from waste treatment plants and non-recyclable materials and which would otherwise end up in landfills. These fuels generally contain a high percentage of biomass, leading to a significant reduction in CO2 emissions.
By using this technology, the cement industry meets the challenge of climate changes and responds to the needs of environmental protection, while ensuring its competitiveness, without compromising the quality of its products.
The European cement industry has been using alternative fuels for over 40 years. This technology is considered safe and environmentally friendly, even in countries with a strong tradition of environmental protection and high-quality standards.
The average ratio of replacement of fossil fuels with alternative ones in EU countries is 50.2% (GCCA, Getting the Numbers Right (GNR), 2019).