Support Clean Energy Switch For Local Industry In Senegal.
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Sococim Industries, the first cement producer of Senegal, switched the carbon intensive coal energy supply by renewable biomass, a low carbon intensive energy source. This would meet the energy needs for the clinker production.
The project replaces part of the fired coal and heavy fuel consumption by jatropha and other biomass residues (groundnuts shell) to cover up to 35% of the heat demand in the cement plant. Therefore, this fuel switch contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The project was inaugurated in 2013 and is operational since that time.
Project owner: Sococim Industries
Project: partial substitution of coal by jatropha fruits and biomass residues in the production of portland cement
Location: Rufisque (Senegal)
CO2 emissions avoided: 54,000 tonnes / year
Certification: CDM UNFCCC
Status: project commissioned and registered under the CDM