CEMEX’s Regenera Expands Operations in Mexico

Regenera, CEMEX’s circular waste management business, is expanding its operations in Mexico with the opening of a new facility in partnership with waste collection company PASA. 

The seven-year partnership, which includes a commitment from CEMEX to purchase refuse-derived fuel from the joint sorting facility, will support Puebla, Mexico’s efforts to become a zero-waste city.

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“Regenera’s services contribute to a more sustainable circular economy by recovering energy and recycling minerals from a variety of waste streams,” said Juan Carlos Herrera, CEMEX global head of urbanization solutions. “We’re proud to collaborate in ambitious projects like this one, which seeks to create a zero-waste city. Our solutions are tailor-made to help make this a reality.” 

Puebla’s solid municipal waste will be sorted at the new joint facility. After separating out all recyclable waste, the remaining waste will substitute fossil fuels at CEMEX’s nearby cement plant. Approximately 55% of the waste processed is composed of organic matter, which is carbon neutral. During its initial phase, beginning in late 2023, the project will manage 20% of the solid municipal waste generated in Puebla. At full scale, which is expected in late 2025, the project will manage over half of the city’s waste. 

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