Golden bay ce­ment

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A 2012 EECA re­new­able en­ergy cat­e­gory award win­ner, Golden Bay Ce­ment has cut CO2 emis­sions by 58,000 tonnes per year and is sav­ing $3m per year in en­ergy costs as a re­sult of sub­sti­tut­ing nearly a third of the coal burned in its kiln for wood fuel sourced from de­mo­li­tion and con­struc­tion waste. “It’s in­spir­ing to see a bit in­dus­trial user like Golden Bay take a leap of faith and start switch­ing to re­new­able bioen­ergy, par­tic­u­larly sourced from wood waste,” says EECA chief ex­ec­u­tive Mike Un­der­hill. “It demon­strates that large process heat users don’t nec­es­sar­ily need to rely on fos­sil fu­els. We hope this will be an ex­am­ple for other en­ergy in­ten­sive in­dus­tries like dairy.”

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