Building solutions provider Holcim Philippines Inc. is spending P121.5 million over two years to strengthen the ability of its Bulacan plant to use alternative fuels to help manage wastes in a sustainable manner and lower carbon emissions.
Under the plan, Holcim will raise the efficiency of shredding operations to convert qualified waste materials to alternative fuels, install new equipment and improve storage and feeding facilities at its cement plant in Norzagaray, Bulacan.
These initiatives will allow Holcim’s waste management unit Geocycle to support the company’s Bulacan plant in using more qualified post-consumer and municipal solid wastes as alternative fuels instead of coal.
“This investment ensures we can continue being a reliable partner in the country’s sustainable development,while also meeting our objectives of making our operations more efficient and respectful of nature,” said John Stull, president and CEO of Holcim.
Stull said the use of alternative fuels and raw materials in producing cement is a key focus of Holcim Philippines to lower the carbon footprint and consumption of non-renewable resources in its operations.
This is aligned with the goals of the global building materials leader LafargeHolcim Group to further make operations sustainable.
Holcim Philippines is one of the pioneers in using qualified wastes such as non-recyclable plastics and biomassas alternative fuels in cement manufacturing through co-processing technology since 2003.