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05 January 2012

Lafarge's energy aims

First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
In partnership with waste specialists Ikos and Etares, French cement producer Lafarge started up a production unit for secondary recovered fuel in Le Havre in July, 2011.

The unit is capable of producing 15tonnes of secondary recovered fuel per hour and produces 20% of the energy needs of the cement works in Le Havre, France.

In France, two other projects are being considered. Lafarge favours the use of waste such as tyres, plastics and biomass in emerging markets. In a project driven by the holding company Lafarge Ecologie Industrielle International, Lafarge is aiming to reach the objective of meeting 30% of its energy needs with alternative fuels by 2015, compared to 15% in 2011. This translates as an additional 3millioin tonnes.

Lafarge Ecologie Industrielle International was set up in 2010 and groups together 300 people across 40 countries.

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