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Old tyres prove successful as kiln fuel, finds EA trial

A trial to use old tyres as fuel for a high-temperature cement kiln has met critical success factors set out by test supervisors the Environment Agency (EA). This means that kiln operator Tarmac Buxton Lime and Cement (Tarmac) can continue to use the tyres as an alternative fuel to coal or coke, while the EA considers the trial results in detail. The kiln, at Tunstead Quarry, near Peak Dale, Buxton, used the equivalent of two million old tyres during the trial. Tarmac said that using ...