The British Cement Association (BCA) has welcomed the Environment Agency’s consultation document on the proposed revision of the Substitute Fuels Protocol (SFP) published today (29 March). The protocol was introduced in the mid 1990s as a permitting procedure for cement manufacturers wanting to introduce alternatives to coal or pet coke as fuel for their kilns.
"This will be a positive change to the SFP", said Dr David Pocklington, BCA Industry Affairs Director. "It will enable the cement industry in England and Wales to more readily use alternative fuels whilst also helping to improve its competitiveness. We therefore hope that the consultation will result in an early introduction of the revised procedures."