AVE - Gestão Ambiental e Valorização Energética (Environmental Management and Energy Recovery) was created in October 2003 with the purpose of providing waste management services and its material or energy recovery valorization by the cement industry using co-processing methods.
Its current corporate structure has three shareholders:
- Cimpor – Cimentos de Portugal
- Secil - Companhia Geral de Cal e Cimento
- SGVR – Serviços de Gestão e Valorização de Resíduos