PEG India's Koshi awarded at Global Fuels Conference
Alexander Koshi, General Manager - Process, PEG India is a winner of the Global Fuels 'Personality of the year' award at the 5th Global Fuels Conference for cement and lime held recently at Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Koshi forecasted that the Indian cement industry would continue to grow through the period to 2014, largely due to India's 12th Five Year Plan, which specifies major infrastructure investment, especially in cement-intensive industrial zones and highways. Fuel costs make up around 29 per cent of total costs for the industry and will tend to increase in the future. A flight to increased alternate fuel use is all-but inevitable. India's population of 1.2 billion people currently produces around 200,000 tonne of waste each day. Koshi pointed out that as GDP grows in India, the valuable fraction of municipal solid waste (MSW) will probably increase while the inert fraction will decrease, potentially making MSW more attractive to the cement industry as alternate fuel.