Suez Cement to Use Coal in 80% of its Production

Suez Cement (SUCE.CA), one of Egypt’s largest cement makers by market value, plans to use energy generated from waste recycling gradually to 20% during the current year and using coal by 80% according to chairman Omar A. Mohanna.

Speaking to Al-Ahram News Portal on Sunday, Mohanna added that the Ministry of Environmental affairs will not announce its final stance on the use of coal although its less harmful than waste burring at low temperatures.

He further stated that the company is having problems in production due to the shortage of energy supply which pushed the production to 50% and in addition the increased prices which was caused by greedy traders who receive the ton for EGP 630 from the plant and sell it for the consumer at high prices without any monitoring.