The Greening Cement partnership aims to address both challenges by reducing Vietnam’s waste while shifting the cement industry to more sustainable growth. The partnership will set up the infrastructure to transport waste to cement factories that can process the waste into an alternative fuel for cement production.
The partnership will focus on Cement Industry Corporation of Vietnam (VICEM) plants, which are state-owned, enabling this pilot to lead the way in changing the waste management system and cement infrastructure in Vietnam. With HOTDISC technology provided by the Danish engineering company FLSMIDTH, the partnership can process industrial and municipal waste from wet powders such as paper sludge as well as large solid waste, such as tires or old car fragments. The waste to energy process eliminates the need for expensive shredding and provides greater energy efficiency.