Stone Digital 5 - Net Zero - written in stone

Stone Show


The case for British stone – shaping a low carbon future with Portland stone

23 Feb 2022
Stone Digital

With short haulage routes to our markets and one of the most highly regulated industries in the world, dimension stone from British mines and quarries should be top of the list for environmentally sensitive products, as it is simply cut from the faces into its final product, no other processes.   

Albion Sone have made a massive investment in decarbonising our extraction and manufacturing processes. It began with a switch from Quarrying to Mining 25 years ago and has continued with targeting energy usage as its the focus, with diesel being the real enemy.   We have installed solar panels, switched from generators to mains power from renewable sources at our mines and are now continuing to re-evaluate our entire manufacturing process.  

We have committed to moving as close to Zero Carbon as possible by 2025, we are already 60% below the European average for dimension stone, but plan to reduce this figure by a further 50%.

Michael Poultney, Managing Director - Albion Stone

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