ACC has a robust approach to promote the use of Alternative Fuels and Resources (AFR) through the co-processing of hazardous and non-hazardous wastes in cement kilns. This gives us opportunities to offer unique and sustainable waste management solutions to waste generators - industries, municipalities and other bodies for an effective means of disposal of industrial wastes, municipal solid wastes and biomass. This task is undertaken under the umbrella of Geocycle.
We have always been on the forefront of understanding and managing environmental challenges sustainably. We understand that sustainable waste management is the need of the hour and we have taken the lead in providing safe waste management solutions to industries and municipalities.
Safe management of waste through co-processing, as done in a highly professional setting utilizing the avant-garde technology available in our plants, ensures complete destruction of waste. The waste is managed safely without any change in the cement kiln exhaust gas composition or leaving any residues. ACC has offered waste management services since 2005 and in 2014 these services were housed under the Geocycle brand. Our core drivers of value creation, customer service and technical excellence have combined to drive the business forward under this brand.
Since the waste from different sources are highly variable in nature, for managing large waste volumes, a homogenized stream with uniform characteristics needs to be prepared from different incoming waste stream. This preparation process, or pre-processing, helps to produce a waste stream that complies with the technical specifications of cement production and ensures that environmental standards are met. To add momentum and to meet up with the demands of waste management service pre-processing facilities have been installed at two locations – Kymore in M.P and Wadi in Karnataka with a waste processing capacity of around 200KTPA.
Geocycle India’s pre-processing facilities have proper business processes & qualified manpower to deal with all types of wastes. . The facilities consist of segregated waste storage for different wastes, pre-processing shed, shredding line and complete fire fighting system. A state of the art laboratory is also a part of the facilities to ensure comprehensive analysis of every incoming waste .
We take special precautions to ensure complete traceability and transparency; and adhere to all statutory laws and guidelines. In our pre-processing and co-processing operations we remain committed to highest H&S standards and complete regulatory compliance.
The key focus at Geocycle India is to continue to provide waste management solutions whilst improving our preparedness to handle the increasing waste volumes, generated as a result of fast paced industrialization in the country. In the upcoming year, apart from the continued focus on providing services for industrial waste under the Geocycle brand, ACC is focussing on increasing its repertoire of waste streams co-processed.
The setting up of pre-processing facilities has not only helped in eventual co-processing of larger and more varied waste volumes, but the homogenization also ensures that any resource value inherent in the waste is more effectively utilized in the process and has thus helped in reaching higher TSR volumes. This has translated to higher savings of natural resources in the manufacturing process. Our employees are proud and passionate to work in a business that contributes to society’s good and are driven to raising the bar higher in everything we do.