Key Benefits

  • Cut your carbon footprint
  • Reduce energy costs
  • Help local communities manage waste
  • Fast return on investment

Complete waste to energy solutions from an industry pioneer

Reducing your reliance on fossil fuels is better for your bottom line as well as for the environment. It’s a first step on the path to MissionZero – a switch that all plants can make with the technology available today.

Introducing alternative fuels has an impact across the plant. The materials can have totally different characteristics from fossil fuels. They can be sticky, fluffy, moist, and fluctuating in size and quality or you may need to switch between different types of fuel with very different characteristic due to governed by availability. They will burn differently, have a different reaction in the kiln and may require you to take other actions to ensure consistent clinker quality. There are a lot of variables at play – which is why you need an experienced partner on your side.

With over 25 years of direct alternative fuels experience and more than 130 years in the cement industry, we have the technology and the knowledge to support you in every stage of your journey to cleaner cement production. In addition to the work carried out at our specialist research facility in Dania, we have learned by doing. And thanks to the pioneering attitude of our customers, we bring a lot of experience to the table. We’re ready to engage that experience on your alternative fuels project, to help you find the optimum solution for your process.

Plan effectively

There are many factors to consider when planning for alternative fuels co-processing. Before it can be used as an energy source, for example, the materials comprising your alternative fuels require homogenisation. Alternative fuels are often received from different suppliers, which means the characteristics change from charge to charge. Factors such as humidity and density also affect the process.


For alternative fuels, we can help with everything from consultancy and upgrades to helping you design an entirely new plant with the latest co-processing technology, systems and infrastructure.

We offer advisory services to determine your plant’s pyroprocessing capabilities and assess the process impact. Here, we evaluate aspects such as quality, chemistry, corrosion and emissions, and we help you plan fuel preparation and handling prior to delivery at the plant.

Our structured approach is designed to help you efficiently implement a scalable, sustainable and fully compliant alternative fuels solution while minimising risks and reducing uncertainty.

Solutions for all alternative fuels demands

Our full range of solutions and technologies cover receiving, handling and storing alternative fuels, as well as systems for combustion and emissions mitigation.


These include the PFISTER® AF Starter Kit a Plug and Play solution that allows you to ‘test drive’ alternative fuels, FLSmidth® HOTDISC® combustion device, which is a highly effective technology for substituting calciner fuel with coarse alternative fuels and for feeding waste materials  into the kiln system. Another example is the FLSmidth® JETFLEX® burner, which is ideal for smaller solids as well as liquid alternative fuels.

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