Alternative/ Waste Derived Fuel Utilization


Waste management is gradually becoming a serious concern. An attractive solution to the problem of waste management is “co-processing of waste” in cement industry. The Alternative Fuels & Raw Material (AFR) services offered by Holtec  include:

  • Identification and assessment of the wastes which can be used as alternative fuels for a particular cement plant.
  • Assistance in arriving at an investmentdecision for installing AFR feeding system by preparing a Detailed Feasibility Report.
  • Implementation of project to use hazardous and non-hazardous waste as alternative fuels, thereby reducing fuel costs.

Coverage/ Methodology:

It covers:

  • Identification of various industrial units as potential suppliers of waste materials.
  • Evaluation of the potential of waste material derived from these units.
  • Assessment of techno-economic feasibility of using AFR in the cement kiln.
  • Assessment of environmental issues, co-coordinated with various regulatory agencies.
  • Finalization of a broad time frame for the implementation of the project.
  • Implementation Assistance.


It helps in:

  • Energy cost reduction.
  • Conservation of coal.
  • Reduction in CO2 emission.
  • Solution to local waste problem.
  • Offers leverage to achieve Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)’s Perform Achieve Trade (PAT) targets in Indian Cement Industry.