Machinery at work at aggregates environment

Aggregates and Asphalt

Between a rock and a hard place
Keeping costs down while complying with environmental legislation

The mining and quarrying sector is like no other

Operators work in some of the most demanding environments – quite literally at the coal face – to produce the asphalt that is used to construct over 95% of the country’s roads.1 But the energy-hungry processes used to produce this material for the nation’s paths, pavements, playgrounds and car parks carries a heavy environmental price, emitting almost a million tonnes of harmful CO2 each year.2

Businesses face the challenge of meeting exacting customer demands while at the same time complying with tough environmental legislation like the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD).Switching to clean-burning Calor LNG can help you meet green targets, cut your fuel costs and keep your customers happy.  

What are LPG and LNG?

Natural gas without the pipeline

LPG is actually a blanket term for two gases, and LNG is natural gas in liquid form. Get the lowdown on the differences:

Which fuel is best?

It all comes down to how you use it

In a nutshell, LNG is the ideal choice for businesses that have continuous demand for fuel and spend more than £80,000 a year on energy. But if your business is seasonal or stop/start, you might be better off with LPG

We're always happy to discuss your business' energy requirements and recommend the fuel that's right for you. Please get in contact if you'd like to talk through your options.

What our customers think

We made the switch to LNG because it is a cleaner source of energy. We were previously using kerosene, but LNG is a more cost-effective product to burn.
Simon Evans, Plant Manager  — Colemans Quarry, Aggregate Industries

Why choose Calor?

Why Calor has become the byword for gas

We understand that an interruption to your fuel supply would halt production, so you need the reassurance of a readily-available supply. Our nationwide delivery service is supplied from the Isle of Grain import terminal, with developments underway to increase the LNG supply network across the UK.
If you choose to switch, we will project manage the changeover from start to finish. We can take care of everything and, once your system is up and running, we will continue to provide ongoing support.
Our advanced Auto-ordering system allows us to remotely monitor the contents of your gas tank and automatically schedules your next gas delivery. 
Calor has over 80 years of gas storage and supply experience and our expertise is unrivalled in the industry.
Calor is proud to be part of SHV Holdings, a well-established Dutch company with an annual turnover of €5 billion. Our customers have peace of mind that we have the backing of a major international firm.
Engineer at manufacturing plant, carrying out a safety check

1 Carbon Trust Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator – Guide to the Asphalt Sector (2010)

2 The asphalt sector emitted 830,000 tonnes of CO2 (tCO2) in 2007 from the manufacture of 26 million tonnes (Mt) of product in 350 plants – Source: Mineral Products Association www.mineralproducts.org

3 Applies to plants with a rated thermal input equal to or greater than 1 megawatt (MWth) and less than 50 MWth.