Vassiliko Cement Works doubles treatment of local waste streams with Lindner shredder
Vassiliko Cement Works operates one of the largest and most advanced cement plants in Europe. To ensure the amount of energy needed to produce approximately 6,000 metric tons of clinker per day, the company relies on resource-saving alternative fuels from its associated company Enerco.
"We are delighted to report that since we commissioned Lindner's new Polaris 2800, it has been possible to increase our waste treatment capacity for the production of alternative fuels suitable for Vassiliko's calciner. We succeeded in more than doubling the quantities of local waste streams treated - without delay despite the ongoing difficulties," said George Americanos, General Manager at Enerco.
Treatment of local waste streams doubles with Lindner's Polaris 2800
The new shredder, complemented by associated Lindner system components, produces on-site fuel with a particle size of approximately 50 mm out of end-of-life tires, mixed and bulky waste as well as waste wood. This waste is regionally collected.
After 950 operating hours, Americanos said: "We mostly process very tough materials. To do this, we need machines that can handle heavy loads and consistently deliver the required fuel quality long term. It's for this very reason that we found the Polaris, with its powerful drives and robust construction, so impressive. Now, after the first few months in operation, we see that the performance exceeded our expectations. The average throughput increased by an extra 30 percent to what we had asked for."
On January 1st, 2021, the Basel Convention's plastics waste amendments became effective in Canada. The amendments focus on the international movement of plastic wastes that may have limited recycling options or be more difficult to recycle. This change will likely be felt all along the supply chain, including collectors, processors, and exporters. If you export plastic waste for recycling or final disposal, or if you are an exporter of other scrap materials, including plastic, paper, or e-waste, you may be subject to Canada's Regulations, and a valid export or transit permit may be required.