Emirati government signs four alternative fuels deals with cement producers

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) and Emirates RDF have signed four MoUs with Fujairah Cement Industries, JSW Cement, Lafarge Emirates and Star Cement to use alternative fuels produced by Emirates RDF in the emirate of ‘Umm Al Quwain in their manufacturing operations.

The Emirates RDF plant treats and transforms municipal solid waste (MSW) from Umm Al Quwain and the emirate of Ajman into waste-derived fuel (RDF). The ministry said in a statement that the MoUs are part of its support for integrated waste management projects that treat waste and transform it into economic resources in accordance with Ministerial Order No. 98 of 2019 on the use RDF in cement works. UAE cement plants will be encouraged to meet 10% of their total thermal energy needs using RDF.

Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, said: “Involving the private sector is one of the main pillars of the UAE’s transition to a green economy and the adoption of circular economy, the main one being integrated waste management. Signing agreements with a group of leading cement factories in the country to partially use alternative fuels in their operations is a high-impact step in our efforts to implement integrated waste management and reduce harmful emissions. .

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