Lafarge pumps €8 mln to use alternative energy sources in Egypt

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Lafarge Egypt, a member of LafargeHolcim Group, has pumped €8 million ($9 million) to use alternative energy sources in its new factory, its chief executive Hussein Mansi said on Thursday.

Alternative energy sources represent 20 percent of the energy sources on which Lafarge factories rely, Mansi further told Amwal Al Ghad.

On Thursday, a factory of waste management solutions by provider Geocycle Egypt Company in Suez’s Ain Sokhna was opened.

The factory’s production will reach 400,000 tonnes of alternative fuel directed to the Lafarge Cement factory in Ain Sokhna city.

The factory will convert the raw material of agricultural and industrial wastes into high-quality alternative fuel, including diesel, mazut and gas.

Geocycle is a leading provider of industrial, agricultural and municipal waste management services worldwide. It applies the proven technology of ‘co-processing’ and utilises existing facilities in the cement industry to manage more than 10 million tonnes of waste annually.