Camel dung fuels cement production in UAE

Thousands of tonnes of camel dung are being used to fuel cement production in the United Arab Emirates, cutting emissions and keeping animal waste out of landfill, reported by Reuters .Under a government-run scheme, farmers in the emirate of Ras al-Khaimah drop off camel excrement at collection stations. It is then blended with coal to power the boiler at a large cement factory.“People started to laugh, believe me,” said the general manager of Gulf Cement Company, Mohamed Ahmed Ali Ebrahim, describing the moment the waste management agency proposed the idea.But after running tests, the company found two tonnes of camel waste could replace one tonne of coal.“We heard from our grandfathers that they used cow dung for heating. But nobody had thought about the camel waste itself,” said Ebrahim, whose factory now uses 50 tonnes of camel dung a day.Cow dung has been tapped as a resource to generate energy from the United States, to Zimbabwe to China. Camel dung is a rarer fuel but one well suited to Ras Al-Khaimah, one of th ...Read more

Idée Déchets Agence Part Production Gouvernement Zone Propriétaire far Maison Directeur exécutif Emploi Peuple Ras Management Soleil Energie Pouvoir Directeur Général Société Projet Journée Après Midi Rire Émirats Arabes Unis Chine Mohamed Ahmed Ahmed Ali Office National de l'éléctricité et de l'eau potable Emirates Etats Unis

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