Waste-derived fuel to run cement plant

A construction company in the UK will use waste-derived fuel to run two of its kilns at its cement plant. Hope Construction Materials’ new solid waste fuel (SWF) system will […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

A construction company in the UK will use waste-derived fuel to run two of its kilns at its cement plant.

Hope Construction Materials’ new solid waste fuel (SWF) system will run around the clock, delivering fuel at a rate of up to 5,000kg per hour to each kiln.

It will be designed to provide storage, transportation, weighing and injection of solid waste fuel to the two kilns, the company said.

Its aim is to replace more than 50% of the fossil fuels that the plant uses with fuel derived from waste.

Saxlund International, a bioenergy materials supplier, will install and commission the project.

Managing Director at Saxlund International Matt Drew said: “It means Hope Works will soon be operating with a significantly larger proportion of waste-derived fuels, in the process diverting up to 80,000 tonnes of bulk solid waste from landfill each year and representing significant carbon savings to the business.”