Holcim France trials hydrogen as alternative fuel

Holcim LaMalle Plant

At its La Malle cement plant Holcim France trialled hydrogen as alternative fuel and were the first in the industry to achieve injection rates of more than 50%. With the remaining fuel mix from biogenic and other alternative sources the kiln was powered with carbon-neutral fuels. The La Malle factory in Bouc-Bel-Air in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region supplies the regional market and has a cement production capacity of 0.7 Mta, being a leader in low carbon cements with a clay calcining line, using Holcim’s propriety ProximA Tech technology.