We have previously provided an update that we have been conducting a trial at our manufacturing facility at Angaston to increase the use of alternative fuel in the clinker kiln.
Stage 1 of the Environment Protection Authority-approved trial started in May and has been successfully completed, demonstrating the capacity of our Angaston plant to use higher rates of alternative fuel.
The alternative fuel is Recycled Used Oil (RUO).
Replacing natural gas (which is a fossil fuel) by using more RUO would further support the circular economy.
Stage 2 of the trial starts this week.
Stage 2 is a single extended trial of up to 5 days at the higher RUO utilisation rate, where comprehensive independent stack emissions testing will be undertaken, followed by analysis of the results.
Fully completing Stage 2 (including receiving and analysing the results of the stack testing) could take up to 5 months.
We have been safely using RUO at Angaston since 2010. During this time, we have used 17 million litres of RUO – which would otherwise have gone to waste disposal – to contribute to powering our Australian manufacturing facility.
Adbri is a major contributor to the Australian economy, including contributing $15.2 million p.a. in gross value-add to the Barossa council region.
We will keep you posted on the outcomes of this exciting trial.