UK: Quinn Cement seeks sustainable future

UK: Quinn Cement seeks sustainable future
24 February 2017

To achieve a more sustainable manufacturing process and further decrease imported fossil fuel consumption, Quinn Cement has adopted the use of alternative fuels from local residual waste materials to co-fuel production.

The introduction of solid recovered fuel (SRF) into the manufacturing process has already begun, with the potential for the company to reduce its use of coal by up to 50 per cent annually. The end result is a saving of 1t CO2/1t SRF used.

This successful transition to SRF co-fuelling has led Quinn Cement to seek permission to further extend its alternative fuels licence. The application to extend the licence has been submitted to the EPA. If successful, Quinn Cement will invest up to GBP5m in upgrading its plant to allow further use of alternative fuel and alternative raw materials.

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