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Dangote Industries takes the lead in reducing fuel reliance by 25%

by Ikenna Ngere
Dangote cement

Dr. Eseosa Ighile, the head of sustainability of Dangote Cement Plc’s Obajana Plant, claims that Dangote plants are on track to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels by 25% by 2025.

She said that the plants had so far implemented a number of cutting-edge plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and that using alternative fuels is a part of its commitment to Goal 12 of the Sustainable Development Agenda.

In a statement, she said,  “The AF project aims to achieve a thermal substitution rate of 25 per cent in all plants by 2025. We are working towards installing AF feeding systems in all our operation lines by 2024.

“The resources utilised for fuels currently at the DCP Obajana include tyre chips, waste oils, and agricultural waste such as palm kernel shells and rice husks. We are also undergoing technical studies on the use of refuse-derived fuels as a fuel source.

“Between January and July 2023, we’ve consumed over 34,800 metric tonnes of alternative fuel materials for our operations.”

Ighile stated that the corporation is now monitoring water, waste, and GHG emissions, forming a working group on decarbonization, and adhering to local and international organisations’ recommendations.

In accordance with the statement, Dangote Group had implemented technology and other initiatives across all of its companies to reduce GHG emission and its effects.

The organisation claimed to have also launched a campaign to educate workers and host communities on the effects of climate change and environmental sustainability.

The Company’s Group Chief Branding and Communication Officer, Mr Anthony Chiejina, said, “To mitigate gaseous emissions from our production process, our new plants are designed to be resource and energy efficient.”

In order to measure greenhouse gas emissions in real-time, he continued, the firm had made investments in equipment like analyzers, opacimeters, and other continuous emissions monitoring systems.

“He highlighted that the company’s climate goals extend beyond just the reduction of emissions but also to protecting and regenerating the environment, through land reclamation and tree planting.”

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