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Ministerial Resolution 98/2019 regarding the use of alternative fuels resulting from waste treatment processes in cement factories

legislation type Executive
Resolution
Passed in 2019
This resolution aims to: 1) Use alternative fuels resulting from municipal solid waste treatment processes as an alternative for energy production, 2)Supporting industries and initiatives aimed at treating municipal solid waste generated in the country and exploiting it to obtain products that are a tributary to the national economy, 3) Environmental protection, human health and sustainable development.

The document further states the following:
  • The provisions of this resolution  apply to all cement factories that use coal in their energy production operations.
  • All cement factories that use coal in their energy production operations must commit to using at least 10% (if available in the country) of their total energy needs from alternative fuels generated from municipal solid waste treatment plants in the country, starting from 2020. And monitor the air quality around.
  • The competent authority in each emirate shall determine the requirements for the transfer of alternative fuels.
  • It is prohibited to import all types of alternative fuels resulting from waste treatment operations.

Documents

from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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