Geocycle Egypt Company, specializing in waste treatment, added a waste recycling plant in an Ain Sokhna facility. The alternative fuel produced at the plant is destined for a cement plant operated by LafargeHolcim in the Suez Governorate.
The waste processing plant was commissioned in the Suez Governorate by Geocycle Egypt Company, a subsidiary of Holcim. The operation was followed by an inauguration ceremony attended by Yasmeen Fouad, the Egyptian Minister of the Environment.
The new plant converts household, agricultural and industrial waste into biogas, fuel oil or diesel. The facility is expected to recycle 400,000 tons of waste each year. LafargeHolcim invested $11.6 million to bring the project to fruition.
According to LafargeHolcim, the Ain Sokhna waste recycling plant is one of the largest in the MENA region. “We believe that the transformation of waste into alternative fuel is part of the future… We have invested 200 million Egyptian pounds to rationalize our fossil fuel consumption and contribute to the sustainability of natural resources for future generations,” says Hussein Mansi, Managing Director of Lafarge Egypt Company.