As part of efforts to reduce its reliance on natural gas, Oman Cement plans to commission a waste-to-energy (WTE) plant, using shredded waste tires. The plant is expected to be commissioned at the end of 2022.
According to Oman Daily Observer, the plant is part of a fuel diversification strategy adopted by the cement company, 51% owned by the Oman Investment Authority (OIA), to enable access to a mix of fuel sources. alternative and sustainable energy. Two years ago, Oman Environmental Services Holding Company, which oversees the country’s solid waste management services sector, signed an agreement with Oman Cement to supply 30,000 tpa of tire-derived fuel (TDF) in the form of tires jagged.
Oman Cement is also exploring adding low-carbon hydrogen to its energy mix, working with the National Hydrogen Alliance, a group of Omani and international energy companies and industry players, to advance this opportunity.
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