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Mobile shredder helps Argentinian yard ramp up infeed

Recycling equipment provider Untha has delivered a XR3000C mobile shredder to the Geocycle recycling facility in Córdoba, Argentina. Thanks to the unit Geocycle can now transform 100 tonnes of waste per day into alternative fuel for use by the company’s mother firm, cement producer Lafarge Holcim.

The single shaft Untha XR is handling a wide range of input materials, collected within a 100km radius, including municipal solid waste, wood, plastic and tyres. With no pre-shredding required, Geocycle can produce a 50mm output granulate in one pass ‘to significantly reduce the company’s reliance on ever-depleting fossil fuels, while diverting thousands of tonnes of waste from landfill’.

Strong business case  

The investment means Geocycle has now commissioned more than 10 Untha shredders on three continents. ‘Geocycle Argentina is no stranger to waste shredding for alternative fuel production,’ says company director Mariano Bollo who praises Untha’s performance. ‘Its low speed, high torque, drive means this is a powerful machine with impressive uptime, ease of maintenance and proven capabilities. This, combined with the shredder’s versatility, meant the business case to switch to an XR was strong.’

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