AFR utilisation

“Tomorrow matters….”

Co-processing is the use of waste material as alternative resources (raw materials, energy, or both) to replace non-renewable natural resources in cement processes

Aside from reuse and recycling, co-processing is the most ecological way to treat waste respecting the waste hierarchy.

Alternative fuels and raw materials (AFR) from waste can play an important role in contributing towards reducing fossil fuel use and costs while conserving natural resources, lowering global CO2 emissions, improving waste management and reducing Landfilling volumes.

Cementis assists your company in the co-processing of Alternative Fuels (such as tires, sewage sludge, waste oil, contaminated soil and much more) replacing primary fuel and thus reducing energy costs.

The vision and objectives step:
The aim is to have short, medium and long-term vision and ambition for the co-processing business model and its sustainability

The Operational and Technical factors step:
The aim is to evaluate existing processes and to anticipate / minimize potential co-processing impacts

The foundation step:

The aim is to ensure a global commitment of the company, its organization and operational principles.

The waste market analysis step:
The aim is to know the potential waste markets and their existing business models
The legal framework step:
The aim is to bring the stakeholders to a clear understanding and acceptance of co-processing
understanding and acceptance of co-processing
The “start the project” step :
The aim is a professional management of the waste at all time, within a clear time frame and reporting system

The foundation step:

bring the whole company to a common understanding of co-processing

develop the Sustainable Development vision

ensure commitment on top level

proposes and implement an SD organization

develop the communication model (internal and external)

The Operational and Technical factors step:

assess existing process know-how, and elaboration of actions plan for optimization

monitor, control, and report emissions and other environmental data’s

define and implement indicators for end-product quality

minimize impacts on production process

implement adequate training


The waste market analysis step:

elaborate a complete waste market survey

map all the waste per type of industry

identify your waste management competitors

understand the market waste flow

assess the top waste in terms of market  and co-processing potential


The legal framework step:

analyse legal framework (permitting,  regulations,  standards,..)

build up a detailed external communication strategy

develop lobbying communication papers

create a well-defined network of communication

assist in advocating for a better positioning of Co-processing in the existing legal framework


The vision and objectives step:

elaborate a medium and long term co-processing Business Plan ( strategy, business model, vision, objectives)

Identify risk through a risk map elaboration

know your SWOT’s

prepare a detailed action plan to follow and monitor


The “start the project” step :


Resources (human and financial) allocation

Implement Project Management Tools

Permitting process

Acceptance criteria definition

Projects management and implementation

Time frame and reporting