SGC, together with Rusatom Infrastructure Solutions, have set up the National Association for Recyclables Development (ARVIS).
The new organisation will provide support to producers and consumers of ash and slag from power plants, along with regions engaged in their utilisation projects. The main goal is to increase the volume of industrial waste involved in economic activities as secondary raw materials.
Ash and slag materials are virtually harmless. They are used in road construction, mine closure process, as fertilisers and soil ameliorants. Besides, they are high-quality and inexpensive raw materials for building products. On 15 June 2022, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed Russia's Government Decree No. 1557-r approving the Comprehensive Plan for Increasing the Disposal of Hazard Class V Ash and Slag Waste.
SGC has contributed a lot to this document. The company's assets have positive opinions from state environmental watchdogs and boast significant experience in the use of ash and slag materials in the Krasnoyarsk, Kemerovo and Novosibirsk regions, and at Reftinskaya GRES.
According to ARVIS, the main task of the Association in 2022 is to execute the Plan together with energy companies and the Russian Ministry of Energy.