No financial details of the agreement were disclosed, although BFBC
said it expects to reduce its current spend on telephony by 30%.
The other three ashes were formed at 800-950[degrees]C (low-temperature ashes, LTA), one at combustion of lumpy OS in the 1-MWth CFBC (Ahlstrom Pyroflow test facility, Karhula, Finland), and others at combustion of lumpy semicoke (SC) in the laboratory BFBC (Tallinn Technical University).
Semicoke ashes formed in laboratory BFBC contain less Ca[O.sub.total] and Ca[O.sub.free], but more insoluble residue than oil shale ash from CFBC.
The SC ashes formed in the laboratory BFBC at 950 and 800[degrees]C bound during a 2-min contact 0.16 and 0.23 mmole C[O.sub.2] per 100 mg sample, respectively, or 1.5 and 2.3 times more than bound by HBA in the same experimental conditions.
Lord Newborough said the BFBC
gives farmers the chance to show they are fully engaged with conservation.
However his widow, Muriel, who had shared his enthusiasm for the breed, and membership of the British Friesian Breeders Club (BFBC) from 1924, carried on and expanded the herd until their son, Hugh, was old enough to take over the 25 milkers in 1952.
``We run a simple management system based on grass silage and we ensure that the cattle are out at grass for the maximum period during the grazing season each year'' says Robert, who since the retirement in 1994 of his parents Hugh - a past chairman of the BFBC, South Wales and president of Holstein UK and Ireland, South Wales and his mother, Olive, he virtually runs the all-grass farm by himself using contractors for the main tasks of silage making and slurry spreading.