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Old tyres used as new fuel substitute

Materials giant Cemex has successfully used old tyres as a replacement for coal to fuel the cement kiln at Rugby Works in Warwickshire.

A 1,000 hour trial with the experimental fuel found a 30 per cent decrease in nitrogen oxide emissions.

Cemex also announced recently that it intends to apply to the Environment Agency for permission to trial a further alternative fuel, Climafuel.

Climafuel is a shredded, dry waste material comprising household refuse, screened paper, cardboard, wood, carpet, textiles and plastics.

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