Northern Cement to cut use of fossil fuel by 50%


    Northern Cement Corp. (NCC) targets to reduce use of traditional fuel by up to 50 percent and substitute with plastic wastes.

    NCC, which is capable of consuming up to 1.5 million tons of plastic waste per year, has been using a technology that safely converts plastic waste to energy on a smaller scale but now plans to expand and ramp up its use of plastic wastes for energy following the completion of its materials handling facility in Pangasinan.

    The company can collect and store plastic waste at scale and convert waste into energy to reduce landfill waste, reduce dependence on fossil fuels and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

    While NCC’s technology can allow for all types of plastics to be processed and converted to energy, the company is targeting plastic bottles which make up a significant amount of total plastic waste in the world.