APENDIXMedia Coverage of GIKIL in Ekoteka (Eco Magazine) Prepared by GIKIL Corporate Communications Team LUKAVAC, MARCH 2011
These positive articles concerning GIKIL were published in„Ekoteka“ (Eco Magazine). First we will introduce you to the copy of original version ofarticles. After that we will give you translation in English.The original version of article:
1. p.20Environmental permit - salvation for lungs of citizens ofLukavacCurrently, Fabrika Cementa Lukavac, SISECAM and GIKIL are in the process ofobtaining of environmental permits Cement factory near Graz gets 70 percent of energy from incinerator of garbage Ecological pictures of municipality of Lukavac became an unavoidable topicbecause of the large air pollutants at the entrance to the city and because ofthe resistance of locals from „Huskici", they did not want the transformation ofthe regional landfill into sanitary landfill. The situation is, according to DzevadMujkic, Mayor of Lukavac slightly better than in previous years. He says that inthis municipality have talking about solving environmental problems for the firsttime. Environmental permits for the operation - sanctions for non compliance Currently, fabrika cementa Lukavac, SISECAM and GIKIL are in the processof obtaining environmental permits issued by the Competent Ministry for plantsand facilities that have or may have a negative impact on the environment. Thisis a ceremonial act for Mayor of Lukavac, because Lukavac came to apreparation phase in solving of problems. „At the phase of obtaining environmental permits, tasks and deadlines forcompletion of tasks are provided. Sanctions are also provided if the rules arenot respected,“ said Mujkic. He emphasizes that the cement factory has donemuch to improve its technology. He adds that our society talks a lot about the problem, but not aboutsolving problems. Plants from Lukavac could be the solution for problems notonly cause problems. He cites the example of Cement factory near Graz. ThatPlant gets 70 percent of energy from incinerator of garbage. „Since 2008. they have not bought a single kilogram of coal. They burned awaste, saved extra money and came into a position to be competitive in themarket with prices of cement. They had a stimulation from the state because
they have solved the environmental problem, got the energy and sold theirproduct,“ said Mujkic. He recalled about the case of the regional sanitary landfill in the villageHuskici. Sanitary landfill yes, but outside of Huskici „This project failed because of the villagers. However, it should be noted,that the manner of implementation was incorrect. It was a fait accompli forpeople from Huskici. On the other hand, they were persistent to oppose it.Someone was supposed to show them the project earlier. Because it was notin the right order, it was unrealistic to expect that this project will be finished,“said Mujkic. We can give up of Huskici, but we can not escape from solving the problemof garbage in Lukavac. Currently is actual the attempt to arrange cooperationbetween municipalities Lukavac, Gracanica and Petrovo. „We think that it could be found a location on the Ozren, which would besufficiently distant from the house. This could be a possible solution for thelandfill, if we get the consent of locals. They would have benefits for consent,”said Dzevad Mujkic, Mayor of municipality of Lukavac.2. p.28100 000 of new seedlings One of the positive example of involvement of industry in environmental actions isthe project between the Global Ispat Koksne Industrije Lukavac and the "Eco-green"Alliance of Tuzla Canton.„With completion of this project GIKIL will receive 17.5 acres of forested land of thefactory area, thus we want to reduce the impact of CO2 gas emission," said HanaBilbija, engineer of technology of GIKIL. It is about 100 000 fast-growing seedlings of different tree species, exceptaesthetic, this will have enormous ecological significance.
3. p.37GIKIL and SISECAM have contributed "cleaner production in industry"With little effort - cleaner environment and economic profit Cleaner production is the continuous application of a comprehensivestrategy for the prevention of pollution, which is applied to industrialprocesses, products and services in order to increase business efficiency andreduce risks to human health and the environment. In the project „increasing of capacity for cleaner production in industriesof Tuzla Canton“ which was implemented by two NGOs last year, werepresented positive examples of industrial giants from Lukavac: Sisecam sodaLukavac and Global Ispat Koksna Industrija. In the Sisecam, the largest Plant for production of soda in the region, thetwo problems were diagnosed in the production process with these programs.The solutions were found, with the dual benefit under the banner of cleanerproduction. Instead in the Spreca River, lime is for the another Plant In the immediate vicinity of this factory is the "Messer" company, whichproduces acetylene in one part of their production. The lime is the wasteproduct of this process. Under the new law on environmental protection, thecompany had to close the facility for the production of acetylene or resolve thequestion of disposal of lime. The lime is one of the raw materials used by Sisecam. The twocompanies have agreed. So the problem is resolved for Messer company andthe economic benefits has been achieved on the other hand. Another documented problem is the washing and cooling of CO2 in theprocess of production with industrial water. Industrial water as a wasteproduct is released into the canal. The analysis showed that this water can beused for fly ash and slag, which would produce a double benefit. The amount ofwaste water is reduced and consumption of the fresh industrial water has beensaved. In addition to ecological aspects (reduction of environmental pollutionand water consumption) there is the economic aspect also. The economicaspect is reflected in the benefits of 130 086 KM annually.
In GIKILs facilities for the production of coke, fertilizers, and maleicanhydride acid, the cleaner production is applied to the production of newtypes of coke and solving problems related with condensation. Industrial Water Saving Because of the global crisis on the world market, this companydeveloped a new product called UNIVERSAL coke. This coke is manufacturedwith the new technology, with a number of savings, which resulted in thereduction of sulphur emissions into the atmosphere by 70 tons per year. Another problem is evident in the process of condensation, because ofthe fact that coke gas pass through gas line. Earlier, the condensate whichcontains a range of organic pollutants, emitted into the ground. The solution of this problem is installation of a collection tank forcollecting condensate with a capacity of 10 cubic meters. When the tank is full,the condensate is mixed with industrial water, which is used to obtain theammonium sulphate. In this way, it was made a considerable saving of industrialwater.We believe that with the analysis of problems and possible solutions, theenvironmental protection measures can be implemented by the other industrialcompanies.