Factory hopes to cement sewage deal

Factory hopes to cement sewage deal
Published: 13 December 2005

Sewage could be used to power the kilns at Lafarge’s Dunbar works, despite concerns about the possible environmental effect. The processed sewage pellets are being considered for use in the Lafarge works, with large quantities likely to become available following a ban on their use at Longannet Power Station in Fife due to European legislation on waste burning.

Lafarge have also announced that a UK£20m gas scrubbing machine is to be installed to cut emissions in half, in order to meet EU targets. Plant manager David Chrystall said: "Processed sewage pellets are a good fuel for cement making, and they are already used at our sister plant Cauldron in Staffordshire”.