Action & Progress Case Studies

JSW Cement – Decarbonisation efforts towards Net Zero Future

JSW Cement is working on many levers as a part of its decarbonisation roadmap contributing to its Net Zero commitment by 2050.  Last year, JSW Cement was the first company in the sector to commit to all three initiatives RE100, EV100 and EP100 in one go. They have also signed the UN Energy Compact as per which JSW Cement have set a target of reaching 30% Thermal Substitution Rate by 2030.  

While JSW Cement have been progressing well on clinker substitution because of slag based product portfolio, they are putting focused and aggressive efforts towards other levers which include increasing fuel substitution and enhancing our green & clean energy portfolio as highlighted below. 

  1. At their integrated plant –  Nandyal, JSW Cement have been co-processing various types of waste including liquid hazardous waste, plastic waste, biomass waste like rice husk etc. for past few years. Last year, they had co-processed almost ~35000 T including ~9000 T of Biomass waste which has helped them to reach a Thermal Substitution Rate (TSR) of 7.1% as compared to 4.2% in 2020-21, representing an increase of 70%. This has led to not only reduction of their net CO2 emissions by ~40,000 T but also helped us save ~15000 T of coal.  
  1. Similarly, at another clinkering plant, Fujairah in UAE, in 2021, JSW Cement have installed the starter kit system for solid waste along with a storage shed. Now since April 2022, they have started waste co-processing Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF), shredded tyre chips, burnt sugar and carbon black which helped them to achieve ~7% TSR from Nil in the previous year   
  1. Last year, JSW Cement have consumed 15.2 million units of Renewable Energy at their Salboni and Nandyal plant which has helped them increase of RE portfolio to ~4% as compared to 3% in previous year. 
  1. In 2021-22, they have undertaken activities for commissioning WHRS of 36 MW at our three plants – Nandyal, Shiva and Fuzairah. Once completed, they will serve 60% of JSW Cement’s power requirement and help reduce their scope 2 emissions.