alternative fuel production Articles

  • SRF plant now operational in South West France

    Commissioning of a new waste processing plant in Mende, South West France is now complete. Following almost two years of planning, design, engineering and construction, Environnement 48 began shredding Commercial and Industrial (C&I) waste to produce a Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF), this month. Already one of the region's most established waste management companies and a member of the French ...

  • Shredder Types - Four shaft shredder

    Shredder can be equipped with different types of cutting systems: single-shaft, two-shaft, three-shaft and four-shaft cutting systems. These shredders are all slow-speed systems, in contrast to hammer mills which are generally high-speed systems. ...


    By Harden Machinery Ltd.

  • SRF – a class of its own

    Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) is still classified as a waste material, not a product, despite the fact it is manufactured to a quality specification and is a resource from which energy can be recovered. Here, UNTHA UK’s alternative fuel production expert Marcus Brew considers the parameters within which SRF must be manufactured, before investigating the arguments for and against SRF being ...


    By UNTHA UK LTD

  • Footwear to Energy

    In developing countries within South East Asia, ever-depleting landfill space, fast-growing populations and an increasing need for more concrete to build, are just some of the factors that make for a compelling alternative fuel production argument. But to what extent is a lack of waste infrastructure holding such countries back? Is legislation the missing ingredient? Or do global brands need to ...

  • Fuel preparation technology – the latest safety considerations

    The specifications for new fuel preparation technologies are becoming increasingly sophisticated, as industry innovation continues apace. But when it comes to investing in waste shredders that help manufacture cement fuels, which criteria should top the procurement wish-list in 2018? With more than 25 years’ experience in this sector, Peter Streinik, head of UNTHA’s waste shredding ...

  • UNTHA optimises WtE production and metal recycling at Turkish paper mill

    An UNTHA shredder is now fully operational in Turkey’s first solid waste incineration plant. The single step XR3000C has transformed Modern Enerji’s approach to metal recycling, at the same time as boosting the production of ...

  • Getting to know the UNTHA VR series shredder

    After 40 years in the industry, many organisations would find it difficult to maintain an innovative edge. Yet renowned for pioneering developments within the shredding technology marketplace, UNTHA has managed to continuously design and manufacture new and exciting machinery throughout the decades. The key driving force behind the invention of all UNTHA shredders is, ‘what do clients ...


    By UNTHA UK LTD

  • Time and scale in Life Cycle Assessment: the case of fuel choice in the transport sector

    Life Cycle Assessments (LCA, including Well-to-Wheel studies) that are to support decisions that strive to change large technical systems need to consider time and scale related factors, which are given little attention in standard LCA procedures. Here, we address three issues and provide examples from the case of alternative fuels. First, shifting time frame gives room for technical development ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • RDF production at Delete Oy with UNTHA shredders

    UNTHA’s complete RDF system strengthens Delete’s waste to energy commitment When environmental services specialist Delete needed a new alternative fuel production system for its site in Tampere, central Finland, the €100million turnover company turned to Austrian-based UNTHA. Now manufacturing more than 20 tonnes of 80mm RDF an hour, ...

  • Low carbon fuel bill passed in Oregon senate

    On February 26, 2015, the Oregon State Senate passed Senate Bill 324 (SB 324), a measure that would require fuel producers to reduce the amount of carbon in car and truck fuels. If passed by the Oregon House of Representatives, SB 324 will implement a low-carbon standard in the state of ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • French SRF manufacturer boosts capacity with UNTHA shredder investment

    Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) manufacturer Environnement 48 has increased the capacity of its waste processing facility in South West France, having invested in its second UNTHA shredder. Already one of the region's most established waste management companies, Environnement 48 hit the headlines in early 2016 when its ...

  • Carbon Tax to Reduce Pollution

    Countries around the world are planning to take action against environmental population and other related issues that take place as a result of fossil fuel emissions. In fact, several countries have gone as far as to implement different measures in order to reduce the carbon dioxide pollution. Carbon tax is one such initiative taken by the UK government. ...


    By Stanford Magnets

  • RDF for cement kilns

    The use of the cement has significantly contributed to the worldwide economies. In fact cement is considered to be the second most consumed substance in our society and apparently the amount of it, used in construction, is more than double that of the total of all other building materials, including wood, steel, plastic and aluminium. Nowadays the cement industry has important environmental ...


    By SatrindTech Srl

  • `Co-product allocation in life cycle assessment– a case study,` presented at the 2009 air & waste management association`s annual conference

    Introduction As the interest toward industrial sustainable practice grows; companies are increasingly turningto life cycle assessments (LCA) as a metric to measure sustainability impacts by analyzing theenvironmental and energy burden of their products and services. LCA is a method of measuringthese impacts through the raw material procurement, production, usage and disposal stages of aproducts ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Thermal efficient, long-lasting pre-cast lining solution for feed pipes of cement plant

    Now a days, due to high cost of traditional fuels, most of the cement plants are switching to Alternative fuels like Pet Coke, Tyres, Municipal Solid waste, Pharmaceutical waste, Agro-waste, Plastics etc. Due to higher use of these alternative fuels, many plants are facing severe coating problem in their feed pipes due to which frequent cleaning of feed pipes required and many times, plant ...


    By HASLE Refractories A/S

  • UNTHA waste shredder for one of most state-of-the-art MPS systems in Europe

    MPS Betriebsführungs GmbH, based in Berlin, has been using a UNTHA XR3000R waste shredder since early October. The waste treatment plant, which is jointly operated by the ALBA Group and Berliner Stadtreinigung (Berlin’s municipal waste management company), specialises in the production of alternative fuels, and forms part of one of the most modern plants for mechanical-physical ...

  • Pellet Mill Report: A Complete Guide for Pellets Industry Beginners and Pellet Mill Buyers

    What is a pellet mill? The definition A pellet mill (also called pellet machine, pellet press) is a type of mill or machine which is used to make pellets from powdered materials. A pellet mill is usually consisted of pellet die and rollers. The rotating rollers or the rotating dies force the feedstock trough the die holes to form pellets. (See the picture of how the ...


    By Gemco Energy

  • Estimation of the water footprint of sugarcane in Mexico: is ethanol production an environmentally feasible fuel option?

    Energy policies are taken throughout the world to reduce fossil fuel emissions from transportation sources. Agriculturally based biofuels are currently the only alternatives to liquid fossil fuels. However, as biofuel production spreads, so too do its cascading impacts on environment and food security. This paper analyzes the impact of Mexican ethanol-sugarcane policy on water resources. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • UNTHA XR shredder boosts capacity of German SRF specialist

    One of the most experienced alternative fuel producers in Germany – Lober GmbH & Co. Abfallentsorgungs KG – has invested in the UNTHA XR3000C waste shredder to optimize its SRF plant. For three generations, Lober has successfully handled the waste disposal for municipalities and ...

  • Waste Oil Harvested from Water Treatment Could Fuel U.S. Military Jets

    Oils skimmed from wastewater treatment plant effluents could fuel military jets, according to a United States contractor developing biofuels for the government. Although Applied Research Associates (ARA) has successfully used plant matter such as mustard seed in its development of military biofuels, scientists from the ...


    By Fluence Corporation

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