The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (NGC) and CEMEX Trinidad Cement Limited (CEMEX TCL) have announced their intention to work collaboratively in support of climate action targets, by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cooperate on energy efficiency initiatives. The MOU follows a Gas Sales Contract (GSC) executed between NGC and TCL. TCL has been one of NGC’s longest-standing customers for over 40 years. NGC’s commitment to the local manufacturing sector bodes well for infrastructural development in Trinidad and Tobago and the region. This MOU signing with CEMEX TCL, reinforces NGC’s commitment to support its stakeholders, particularly within the downstream and manufacturing sectors, as Trinidad and Tobago transitions into a sustainable energy future.

As part of the MOU, NGC and CEMEX TCL will explore the viability of opportunities for carbon capture and sequestration (CCS), while examining the impact of energy efficiency and CCS on the use of fossil fuels in downstream industries. The agreement will also explore the possibility of using waste oil and waste solid to be transformed into heat in clinker kilns used in TCL’s operations instead of gas. Leveraging on CEMEX global expertise, this would provide a sustainable solution for the disposal of waste in TT solving a longstanding environmental issue while bringing positive economic impacts.

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