Refuse Derived Fuels (RDF) Articles

  • What is RDF?

    "Refuse Derived Fuel" comes from Refuse Derived Fuel, literally: fuel from garbage. All kinds of garbage sorted, broken, eddy current in addition to aluminum, magnetic separation of iron, and then broken, wind selection, compression and drying processes made of solid form (cylindrical bar) fuel, referred to as RDF. RDF calorific value is 14595-20016 kJ / kg, much higher than coal (about 10870 kJ ...


    By Harden Industries Ltd.

  • What 2017 holds for Energy from Waste in the UK

    The UK’s EfW industry has enjoyed two decades of stable investment under the public private partnership (PPP)/public finance initiative (PFI) regime. This has led to a reduction in the amount of biodegradable household waste sent to landfill via the construction of local authority-backed EfW plants and contributed to an increase in recycling rates by incorporating facilities that remove ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Case study - Thermoteam – Austria - SRF Refining (Solid Recovered Fuels)

    Customer Thermoteam is a joint venture of Lafarge and Saubermacher. The business objective is the production of Solid Recovered Fuels (SRF) at the location of Retznei (South of Styria) close to the cement works of Lafarge in Austria. Thermoteam has capacity and permission to process 99,500 tonnes of waste per year. The input material varies between pre-treated ...

  • Case study - RDF plant Tel Aviv

    Engineering and planning, procurement, production and delivery of the complete plant engineering as well as installation and commissioning. Retention: September 2012 Throughput: 540,000 Mg/a Operational time: at least 6,200 Mg/a Input: municipal solid waste, commercial and industrial ...


    By Eggersmann Anlagenbau

  • 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 ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

  • Mexico’s first commercial waste to energy facility to supply alternative fuel under agreement

    Mexico’s first Waste to Energy plant is up and running in Hermosillo, Sonora. The facility began to take shape two years ago, when total waste management specialist ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

  • Baling of RDF/SRF - Case Study

    Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) and Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) plants are common in Europe to meet the European demands for sustainable waste handling. RDF/SRF process facilities combined with the Flexus Balasystem round baling system is the best solution to efficiently store and transport the generated RDF/SRF. The material is compressed and wrapped into easily handled round bales, that can be stored ...


    By Flexus Balasystem AB

  • What does Brexit mean for demand of UK Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF)?

    Demand for UK refuse derived fuel (RDF) exports to fill up incinerator capacity in Europe is likely to continue even if Britain leaves the European Union in June, waste experts have suggested. The market for the export of UK waste to the mainland, especially the Netherlands, is to be viewed as one which has a high degree of certainty going forward: Brexit or no Brexit. The export of UK ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • 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 ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

  • Alternative Fuel from Waste

    Alternative Fuel From Waste Municipal waste has always been seen by the public as the foul-smelling waste that nobody wants near home. In the last decades due to the cost increasing of raw materials for heating and electric energy production, it has begun to evaluate and use waste as an “alternative” energy source. ...

  • 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 ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

  • State Aims to Modernize Mindsets Along with Trash Policies, Facilities

    By July 1, 2016, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is set to revise the state-wide solid waste management plan to include a strategy to divert, through source reduction, reuse and recycling, 60 percent of solid waste generated in Connecticut after January 1, 2026. That figure is more than double the waste currently diverted from landfills. Doubling the amount of waste ...


    By Blue Sphere Corporation

  • Will we ever stop using fossil fuels?

    Not without a carbon tax, suggests a study by an MIT economist. In recent years, proponents of clean energy have taken heart in the falling prices of solar and wind power, hoping they will drive an energy revolution. But a new study co-authored by an MIT professor suggests otherwise: Technology-driven cost reductions in fossil fuels will lead us to continue using all ...

  • 20,000 obsolete Cordant Security uniforms sustainably converted into Refuse Derived Fuel

    Client: Cordant Security Location: UK Date: November 2014 Sector: FM About the Project Cordant Security is a specialist provider of security solutions, working with a national client base of high profile blue chip organisations with complex risk profiles, delivering a comprehensive and ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • EU fuel quality monitoring — 2014

    Each year, under the requirements of the European Union (EU) Fuel Quality Directive (FQD) (1), EU Member States must report various types of information relating to the quality of petrol and diesel fuels sold in their territories. More specifically, Member States must sample fuels each year and analyse their technical characteristics to ensure that they are consistent with the requirements of the ...

  • The Waste Industry: Refuse Derived Fuel Hits a New Level

    The Environment Agency published the final data up to the end of December 2014 in February. It shows that the overall tonnage of RDF sent overseas throughout the year topped 2,373,611 tonnes. The figures confirm the rapid growth in demand for RDF from operators in the UK from European energy from waste facilities, with 2014 continuing the trend of increasing exports to facilities overseas. RDF is ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • California Air Resources Board Votes To Re-Adopt Low Carbon Fuel Standard

    On September 25, 2015, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) voted to readopt the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), and require a ten percent reduction in carbon intensity of transportation fuels by 2020. The LCFS targets were originally frozen due to a legal challenge. To address the court's ruling, CARB solicited public ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Fossil-Fuel Divestment: Where Should the Money Flow?

    In January 2014, a group of 17 foundations preceded the Fund, committing to divest $1.7 billion, which has grown to over 100 foundations and over $5 billion in pledges over the past 18 months. In early June 2015, the Norwegian government committed to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Holcim: SRF production with UNTHA shredders in Vietnam

    Work is underway to commission a Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) manufacturing plant in Vietnam, for one of the world’s leading cement and aggregates specialists, Holcim. The plant will process solid footwear production waste from the country’s main shoe factory, to create a fossil fuel substitute that will power Holcim’s local cement kiln calciner. Following a global ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

  • 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, ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

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