Geocycle Egypt Co., owned by LAFARGE Egypt was planning to establish an Alternative Fuel (AF) platform within the First Industrial Park in Ain Sokhna owned by Suez Industrial Development Company (SIDC).
The raw materials being processed to produce the alternative fuel consist of:
Rejects from industrial, commercial & municipal wastes.
Preliminary shredded agriculture residues such rice straw, cotton stalks & tree trimmings.
The objective of the project was to produce Ready-to-burn Alternative Fuels for Cement kilns, contribute to the improvement of the quality of environment and minimize the risks or effects of pollution potentially resulting from the landfilling of industrial and municipal wastes and burning of agriculture wastes.
Environics was commissioned by Geocycle Egypt to carry out a scoped EIA study for the project, covering the construction and operation phases to identify the potential environmental impacts and recommend proper measures to prevent, minimize or mitigate adverse impacts.
Environics prepared the study that encompassed: reviewing relevant researches, publications and studies, as well as conducting field surveys. It provided a detailed description of the baseline environment (biological, physical and socio-economic), a compilation of the relevant environmental laws and regulations, an analysis of project’s alternatives and an assessment of environmental impacts.
Moreover, the Environmental Management and Monitoring plan (EMMP) was developed to ensure that the project is environmentally sound and sustainable.