Prezero to supply RDF to Cemex plants in Spain

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The waste management group Prezero is to supply refuse derived fuel (RDF) to the cement company Cemex in Spain. Last week, Cemex announced that the two firms had concluded a framework agreement to this effect. The partnership would allow Cemex to boost its use of alternative fuels which currently make up around half of its fuel mix.

This solid recovered fuel (SRF) would be composed of non-hazardous waste. Over the coming months, Prezero Spain would invest more than €20m in expanding and modernising its facilities in the free trade zone of Barcelona. Starting in October 2024, the SRF processing plant would be able to handle up to 190,000 tonnes of industrial waste each year and guarantee supply to Cemex, the cement group reported.

Prezero is an offshoot of the German retail group Schwarz, which also owns the supermarket chain Lidl. The company entered the Spanish market at the end of 2021 through the take-over of Cespa's waste management operations in Spain and Portugal from Ferrovial.

According to Cemex, the agreement also stipulates that both companies will work together to analyse the development of new products and/or technical developments aiming to reduce the carbon footprint of cement and clinker production through the use of waste.

Cemex has set itself the goal of reaching net zero by 2050 as part of its "Future in Action" decarbonisation strategy. In the first phase of the agreement with Prezero, the waste company would prioritise its efforts on supplying SRF to the cement plant in Alcanar in the province of Tarragona, Cemex said, although the agreement covered providing SRF to all Cemex facilities in Spain.

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