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Buxton plant manufactures industrial lime with hydrogen technology

11 July 2022, Published under Cement News

High-quality lime has been manufactured for the first time in the UK using hydrogen technology as part of a world-first net zero trial.  The trial, led by Tarmac at its Tunstead site near Buxton, was the culmination of a project funded by the UK government's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) demonstrated the significant potential to use hydrogen as a viable fuel alternative to natural gas for commercial-scale production of lime. A number of trials were con...

Tarmac trials fuel conditioner innovation

09 June 2022, Published under Cement News

The board of the directors of Tarmac ( CRH group ) is commencing a significant trial of the SulNOxEco™ Fuel Conditioner. The ground-breaking fuel conditioner is being trialled as part of Tarmac’s ongoing corporate commitment to reduce emissions across its nationwide fleet of heavy goods vehicles. Working with fuel technology specialist partner SulNOx Group Plc, the business is using an innovative fuel additive on selected vehicles over a three-month period while carefully monitoring fuel ...

Tarmac sets its 2030 goals

26 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Tarmac (CRH group) is building on its sustainability strategy to set out ambitious goals for the company to achieve by 2030, and beyond.  The 2030 goals build on the company's long-term strategy which, over the last six years, has seen it successfully cut CO 2  by 24 per cent per tonne of product (against a 1990 baseline), and recover, recycle and reuse over 50Mt of waste from other sectors, for use as a fuel or as a constituent material, in the manufacture of its products.  Aligned t...

Tarmac's giant excavator receives an overhaul

01 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Tarmac’s Dunbar Cement plant has given its Marubeni Komatsu PC2000’ backhaul excavator a seven-week overhaul. The largest excavator in Scotland, the giant 200t machine handles the rock that has been blasted from Tarmac’s quarry and moves it to dumper trucks that deliver it for crushing.  At seven years old, the PC2000 needed a major refit, enabling it to give Tarmac at least another five years of service.   Tarmac Dunbar Quarry manager, Mark Grieve, explains: "This was a major proj...

Rail freight forward thinking

14 June 2021, Published under Cement News

With a steep reduction in UK train passenger numbers and a thinned-out passenger train timetable due to COVID-19, freight and logistics firm Freightliner has been exploring new types of services to improve efficiency and productivity. The initiatives involve major UK building material suppliers and also enable Freightliner to further enhance rail’s green credentials. By Freightliner, UK. Freightliner is responding to the new landscape with trials involving Tarmac UK and Mendip Rail Lt...

Tarmac rail freight to be powered by renewables

07 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Tarmac and its rail freight partner DB Cargo UK have announced that the delivery of construction materials on a key strategic route will be powered entirely by 100 per cent renewable fuel.  The partners have confirmed that environmentally friendly hydro-treated vegetable oil (HVO) will be fuelling all freight trains running between Tarmac’s Mountsorrel site in Leicestershire and its rail-fed asphalt plant in the centre of Birmingham, as part of an ongoing commitment to supporting the s...

Tarmac introduces a fully-recyclable hybrid bag

17 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Tarmac (CRH Group) has moved to using 50 per cent recycled plastic in its packaging, with the release of new all-weather, fully-recyclable hybrid bag.  Manufacturing facilities in Scotland and Wales are all now in production with the new bag, which offers rip, tear and puncture resistance, as well as providing essential protection against rain and water damage. Other sites currently producing a 30 per cent recycled content bag are due to switch to the latest packaging in the coming months...

Local man becomes new plant manager at Dunbar cement plant

17 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Tarmac (CRH Group) has promoted a local employee as its new plant manager at Dunbar Cement. Chris Bradbury, who previously worked at Tarmac’s Tunstead plant in Derbyshire, began working in the industry as an apprentice in 1994 and has experience of working at cement plants in UK, Nigeria and the Philippines. The 45-year-old has risen through teh ranks and has been appointed the new plant manager at the Tarmac Dunbar cement plant, which employs 140 people. Mr Bradbury, who lives in Dunb...

Tarmac signs SRF agreement with Eco-Power Environmental

22 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Eco-Power Environmental has agreed a deal to provide solid recovered fuel (SRF) pellets to Tarmac's Tunstead cement kiln in Derbyshire, UK. Eco-Power Environmental has become the first fully-operational, commercial-scale SRF pellet production facility in the UK, following a GBP15M investment in its 125,000tpa facility in Humberside. SRF pellets are manufactured using the non-recyclable residues from dry mixed recycling (DMR) facilities and provide a highly sustainable and cost-effective a...

Freightliner wins Tarmac train haulage contract

29 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Freightliner has announced that it has been awarded a new contract with Tarmac to haul trains from Tarmac’s Tunstead site, Derbyshire, and services from Tarmac’s West Country quarries. Deliveries will be made to Wales, Somerset and Herefordshire. The new contract will see Freightliner run an average of 50 trains a week, taking bulk materials, including aggregates and cement, for use in regional and national projects.   "We are delighted to have been awarded this new contract with T...