LONDON (Sept. 5)—Blue Circle Cement U.K. has gained approval to burn 4 million scrap tires a year at its plant in Westbury, Wiltshire, and another 4 million tires annually at a facility in Dunbar, Scotland. The tires will be supplied by Sapphire Energy Recovery, a recently formed joint venture between Blue Circle and Groupe Michelin's U.K. subsidiary, Michelin Tyre P.L.C. The Westbury plant was cleared by the Environment Agency of England and Wales to replace up to 24 percent of its fuel mix with whole tires. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency, meanwhile, ruled the Dunbar site could use chipped tires to replace around 18 percent of its fuel.
Blue Circle Cement gets OK to burn 8 million scrap tires for fuel at two sites
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