No stopping at being green
CEMEX keen to further green practices with alternative fuel

No stopping at being green

Hon. Carlos Petilla (left), Department of Energy Secretary and Pedro Palomino (right), CEMEX Philippines Country President agree to work hand in hand towards a greener future through sustainable practices. CEMEX recently entered into a joint venture with the DOE and GATSI (Green Alternative Technology Specialist Inc.) to cut down on the cement manufacturer’s use of coal by using alternative fuel instead. The biomass renewable energy is made from ordinary garbage produced every day.

Cement manufacturer CEMEX Philippines has entered into a joint venture with the Department of Energy (DOE), Green Alternative Technology Specialist Inc. (GATSI), International SWIMS (Solid Waste Integrated Management Specialist Inc.), and Green Siam Resources Corporation for the use of biomass renewable energy in its cement-making operations. CEMEX, known for its sustainable and eco-friendly processes, is taking another stride towards being greener by cutting down on their use of coal by utilizing alternative fuel instead. The alternative fuel technology provided for by GATSI is made from city garbage, ensuring that even waste can still be useful.

DOE Secretary Hon. Carlos Petilla noted that the use of garbage for the technology is, in fact, sustainable because people continuously produce waste in abundance. This process also solves the problem of waste accumulation. Furthermore, he acknowledged CEMEX’s continued efforts to innovate and adopt sustainable practices.

The contract signing between the DOE and GATSI was conducted with CEMEX Philippines Country President Pedro Palomino present, along with the Commissioner on Climate Change Hon. Sonny Alvarez and Board Member Reynaldo San Juan Jr., who represented Rizal Governor Jun Ynares. The Rizal province is also a beneficiary of the renewable energy in that the waste they produce will be used for the production of the biomass renewable energy.

CEMEX Philippines is the manufacturer of the only eco-labeled cement brands in the country including Island Portland Cement, Palitada King, Rizal Portland Super, Rizal Masonry Cement, APO Portland Premium, APO Portland Cement, APO Masonry Cement, and APO Pozzolan. For more information, please log on to For partnerships, please contact the Public Affairs Unit and email

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