The owner of Lancashire-based Neales Waste Management has restructured the business, with the recycling and resource management company joining the same division as its Aalborg Portland cement plant in Denmark.
Neales’ move from the Recydia division to the Nordic & Baltic division is said to strengthen the company’s connection with the Denmark operation and secure long-term off-take for Neales’ solid recovered fuel (SRF) facility at Chorley.
The company will also develop an alternative fuels hub to provide off-take to Aalborg for other UK producers of high-grade SRF and alternative fuels.
Neales director Hugh Stewart said: “Our closer working relationship with Aalborg is not only exciting news in terms of providing consistent and sustainable off-take for our fuel but will also enable us to provide access to the facility for other manufactured fuels and specific waste streams, which can be used by the plant to offset traditional fossil fuels.
“While we always endeavour to find local off-take for our fuels and welcome the continued expansion of capacity in the UK, the reality is that the export market will continue to provide a cost-effective and sustainable solution for some time to come.
“In contrast to energy-from-waste facilities, the use of SRF in cement manufacture results in a truly zero waste to landfill solution as the resultant ash is used in the manufacture of the product.”
Neales operates across the north-west from a head office in Blackburn. The company employs 140 people across 10 sites, and manages approximately 150,000 tonnes of waste a year. It is part of Cementir Holdings.