Environment Agency allows Castle Cement trial burning of MBM

Environment Agency allows Castle Cement trial burning of MBM
Published: 06 October 2004

The Environment Agency has confirmed that Castle Cement will be allowed to carry out a trail burning of meat and bonemeal (MBM) at its Ribblesdale works in Clitheroe, Lancashire, UK.

The six-month trial will see MBM used to provide up to 50 per cent of the heat required for the cement making process. During the trial Castle Cement will still continue to burn coal, chipped tyres and substitute fuel, Cemfuel.

During the trials, Castle will have to carry out a rigorous programme of emissions testing set down by the Agency. The Agency will also carry out its own regular and frequent monitoring and inspections. Once the trial is complete, all results will be analysed and considered to determine whether it has been a success, according to the Agency’s strict criteria.