ICAEN grants a subsidy for the installation of an energy recovery system at the Sant Vicenç dels Horts factory

The Institut Català d’Energia de la Generalitat (ICAEN) has agreed to grant financial aid for the installation of a waste heat energy recovery system for the Cementos Molins Industrial factory in Sant Vicenç dels Horts. The subsidy will be used to make use of the hot gases from the clinker cooler in Kiln 6, part of which will be sent to the coal mill to save energy in the petroleum coke drying process. This operation will make it possible to replace the current consumption of fossil fuels in the drying process (such as diesel) with a source of heat that has hitherto been wasted, as it was discharged into the atmosphere.

The CMI project generates significant environmental benefits. Once fully operational, energy savings of 942.31 tonnes of oil equivalent (toe)/year have been achieved, avoiding the emission of 2,185 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere each year.

ICAEN’s financial support amounts to €247,649.85, financed through the energy saving and efficiency aid programme for SMEs and large companies in the industrial sector. This programme is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), coordinated by the IDAE and managed by the Catalan Energy Institute, with the aim of achieving a cleaner and more sustainable economy.

The ICAEN is the entity of the Generalitat de Catalunya in charge of elaborating and carrying out the Catalan energy policy, aimed at improving energy saving and efficiency, and the development of renewable energies.