Cement industry investment threatened by EU emissions directive

Millions of pounds of investments in waste-derived fuels by the UK cement industry could be put at risk by a proposed EU directive aiming to reduce emisions of nitrogen oxides from waste incineration. In evidence to the House of Lords European Communities Committee, which visited Castle Cement’s Ketten Works last week, the British Cement Association […]

Millions of pounds of investments in waste-derived fuels by the UK cement industry could be put at risk by a proposed EU directive aiming to reduce emisions of nitrogen oxides from waste incineration. In evidence to the House of Lords European Communities Committee, which visited Castle Cement’s Ketten Works last week, the British Cement Association said that the directive could force them back to burning more coal, which would increase NOx emissions by between 15-20%.