While traditional fossil fuels – coal and petcoke – still have a role to play, South Ferriby is increasingly using more sustainable and cost-effective alternative fuels. It has been successfully using Secondary Liquid Fuel (SLF) made from industrial liquid wastes that can’t be recycled since 2002. More recently, it has added Climafuel, a fuel made from household waste that is processed to a tight specification. It reduces landfill and saves fossil fuels for future generations.
The plant delivers its vital end-product by road over a wide area of eastern, central and northern England. It also ships cement from Grimsby to Leith on the east coast of Scotland.
The cement plant currently employs 150 people and is very much a part of the wider community. In total, the company’s annual contribution to the local economy through wages, rates and the buying of services adds up to some £10 million.
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