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CARBON MANAGEMENT 2013 2012
ENERGY USE (AGGREGATES) Electricity 0.39 m MWh 0.55 m MWh
  Natural Gas 86.4 m m³ 39.8 m m³
  Gas Oil Use 90.5 m litres 116 m litres
  Diesel Non-Transport 3.0 m litres 15.2 m litres
  Fuel Oil Use 18.2 m litres 13.4 m litres
  Processed Fuel Oil Use 30 m litres 56.1 m litres
ENERGY USE (CEMENT) Use of fossil fuels (coal, petcoke, oil, gas for primary energy per tonne manufactured [% thermal]) 56% 59.6%
  Proportion of fuel comprising waste materials (% thermal) 44% 40.4%
CARBON EMISSIONS Total on Site (aggregates/aggregates products) 5.8 kg/CO2 per t 5.32 kg/CO2 per t
  % of Total UK Carbon Emissions - Operational 0.39% 0.38%
  Crushed Rock 3.7 kg/CO2 per t 4.4 kg/CO2
per t
  Sand and Gravel 3.9 kg/CO2 per t 3.70 kg/CO2
per t
  Ready-mixed Concrete* 1.0 kg/CO2
per t
0.80 kg/CO2
per t
*Emission figures for RMC and Asphalt are for the production process only, and do not represent the total embodied emissions Asphalt* 27.40 kg/CO2
per t
22.40 kg/CO2
per t
  Emissions of CO2 directly from cement production per tonne manufactured (kg/t) 694 687
  CO2 emissions from dolomite production
(% change since 2011)
-5%  
  TRANSPORT 2013 2012
TRANSPORT MODE OF PRIMARY AGGREGATES (PRINCIPAL MODE) Rail (9.9% of GB aggregates sold) 13.6 m t 13.3 m t
  Marine Dredging (7.6% of aggregates sold) 10.5 m t 10.3 m t
  Ship (2.2% of aggregates sold) c. 3 m t c. 3 m t
  Inland Waterways (Less than 0.5% of aggregates sold) up to 1 m t up to 1 m t
  Road 115 m t c. 107 m t
TRANSPORT BY MODE Average road delivery distance:
Aggregates
Asphalt
Ready-mixed concrete

49.9 km
43.4 km
11.8 km

44.2 km
40.2 km
12.1 km
  Average rail delivery distance:
Aggregates

178 km

137 km
  Average barge delivery distance:
(inland) Aggregates

na

47 km
  Average road volume/load:
Aggregates
Asphalt
Ready-mixed concrete

22.0 t
17.0 t
5.8 cu m

21.8 t
16.5 t
6.0 cu m
  Average rail volume/load 875 km 938 t
  Average barge volume/load na na
TRANSPORT MODE - CEMENT Road % 82.4 80.9
  Rail % 16.9 17.8
  Water % 0.7 1.3

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