Cement-making is energy-intensive. The spiralling cost of fossil fuels over the past two decades, combined with a move towards improved environmental performance, has led the industry to turn to alternative fuels to part-replace fossil fuels, such as coal and petcoke, to heat cement kilns.
Alternative fuels have been successfully used in cement kilns for decades. In the UK, alternative fuels used include secondary liquid fuels, scrap tyres, paper, packaging and household waste, meat and bone meal and sewage sludge pellets.
The use of alternative fuels to replace traditional fossil fuels is a key pillar of our carbon strategy as it contributes to significantly reduce our overall CO2 emissions. View
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