CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (CEMEX) expands its pioneering use of alternative fuels with an agreement with 3M in Panama to process their industrial waste. This collaboration aligns with CEMEX’s Future in Action strategy to reduce its carbon footprint and contribute to a circular economy. This agreement adds to CEMEX’s extensive capacity to repurpose society’s waste in its operations, reducing the carbon footprint of its own productions processes as well as the amount of waste sent to landfills. 3M will transfer approximately 30 tons of its waste per year that CEMEX will use as an alternative fuel to produce high-quality cement for the Panama market.
3M will transfer waste from its manufacturing process with a high calorific value, such as residual foam and wool, to CEMEX. This high calorific waste allows cement kilns to achieve the high heat level necessary of 1,500 degrees Celsius (2,700 degrees Fahrenheit) for the production of cement.