Carmeuse Lime & Stone will use fuel made from various waste streams at its lime plant.
|Vexor Engineered Fuel, shown here, has been developed through a proprietary process of combining multiple nonhazardous industrial waste streams with paper and plastic products that are either uneconomic or unsuitable for recycling into a high-Btu fuel source.
Vexor Technology, a Medina, Ohio-based manufacturer of fuel made from various waste streams, has entered into a long-term agreement with Carmeuse Lime & Stone, a global producer of lime, to use Vexor Engineered Fuel (VEF) at its lime plant in Grand River, Ohio.
Lime is typically manufactured by heating limestone in a coal-burning kiln. According to a joint press release, VEF “will be used as a cleaner burning substitute for traditional fossil fuel, resulting in significantly lower emissions…”
Carmeuse owns and operates about 30 facilities in the United States and Canada, including limestone quarries, lime plants and underground limestone mines. Lime and limestone are used in the flue gas desulfurization process at coal burning power plants. Carmeuse products are also used to make steel, build roads, improve farm soil and to make paper and glass.
According to Vexor, VEF has been developed through years of research and development as a cleaner burning fuel source for a wide variety of kilns that consume fossil fuels. After six years of development, performing test burns in seven states, Vexor has developed a proprietary process of combining multiple nonhazardous industrial waste streams with paper and plastic products that are either uneconomic or unsuitable for recycling into a high-Btu fuel source, according to the company.