cofiring Articles

  • Plastics and Process Engineered Fuel (PEF): an Overview

    Scrap plastics and paper can be made into process engineered fuel (PEF) for co-firing in existing solid fuel boilers. PEF systems offer the opportunity to divert significant amounts of materials from disposal while also conserving fossil fuel resources. PEF is a manufactured product produced in either shredded (fluff) or densified form and has predictable combustion characteristics. PEF prices, ...


  • Official UK statistics show gradual move to low-carbon economy

    Recent official statistics show that the UK is actually moving into a low-carbon, energy-efficient economy, although the speed of progress may be considerably less than green campaigners would wish for. The Department of Energy and Climate Change's provisional monthly energy statistics for the first quarter of 2014 found that, compared with the same period in 2013: ...


  • Treatment of ship sludge oil using a plasma arc waste Destruction system (PAWDS)

    The Plasma Arc Waste Destruction system (PAWDS) uses a plasma torch to quickly gasify solid  waste on board ships. Developed under the support of the US Navy, this compact one deck system has been in commercial operation on board a cruise ship for more than three years. With the support of Carnival Cruise Lines and the National Research Council of Canada, the PAWDS was recently modified in ...


    By PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

  • Biomass is Carbon Neutral – What Does This Mean for Sustainability?

    The topic of climate change is not without its fair share of controversy, and while there are dozens of conflicting scientific and political perspectives at play, one positive that has emerged from the chaos is that the average global citizen is far more aware of the importance of sustainability and environmental responsibility than perhaps ever before. This has trickled into the realm of ...


    By Uzelac Industries, Inc

  • Unsung heroes of a `green and growing` strategy

    Viewpoint from Jason Eis, Senior Strategy Manager, Carbon Trust In the face of a fragile economic recovery and ambitious emissions targets, there is a pressing need to find opportunities that marry “green” and growth. Much is made of some issues, especially electricity supply (offshore wind, solar power, nuclear), low-carbon vehicles (whether electric or fuel cell), smart grids, and ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Study Charts a Future for Waste-Derived Fuels

    Pointers to possible future EU policy initiatives to give co-incineration facilities burning waste-derived fuels a strategic role in waste management have emerged in a study for the European Commission.1 The report suggests a policy focus on promoting source separation of municipal wastes, active discouragement of mass burn incinerators, and a levelling of the regulatory playing-field for ...

  • Refuse Derived Fuel, Current Practice and Perspectives

    Untitled Document Summary I OBJECTIVES The objectives of the project were to undertake a survey on the current ...

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