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What is SRF (Solid Recovered Fuel)?

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SRF (Solid Recovered Fuel) is a fuel produced by shredding and dehydrating solid waste, typically consisting of combustible components of municipal solid waste (MSW) such as; Biodegradable waste; food and kitchen waste, green waste, paper. Recyclable material; paper; glass, bottles, cans, metals, certain plastics, fabrics, clothes, etc. Inert waste; construction and demolition waste; dirt, rocks, debris. Composite wastes; waste clothing, Tetra-Packs, waste plastics such as …

RDF bales in storage ready for RDF Exports. RDF exports have risen in the first four months of 2016

Research shows quality standard is sought for RDF operators

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A recent online survey has revealed that the majority of people would like to see RDF operators regulated by a quality standard. In a poll carried out by waste shredder specialists UNTHA UK, 84% of participants said that yes, RDF operators should be policed in this manner. 11% felt the quality standard was not required, whilst 5% of respondents remained …

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RDF exports expected to peak at 2.5m tonnes

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European demand for RDF exports (refuse derived fuel) from the UK is close to reaching its peak, according to a report published today (February 23) by consultancy firm Tolvik. The report ‘RDF Exports: Here for Good?’ considers the future of the market for combustible waste material up to 2025.   Its publication comes just days after the release of final …

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What is Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF)?

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Solid Recovered Fuel – also known as SRF – is a fossil fuel replacement that has a calorific value of between 17 and 22 mega joules per kilogramme.   What are the benefits of Solid Recovered Fuel?  Using solid recovered fuel instead of coal or petcoke helps to preserve natural resources and to reduce emissions. Solid recovered fuel is helping …

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Refuse Derived Fuel Manufacturing Plant for Paperback

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Paperback Collection & Recycling to tap into market for refuse derived fuel by investing in an M&K refuse derived fuel manufacturing plant. Paperback has received a second debt investment from Finance Wales which will provide the Flintshire-based company with the development capital it needed to install a state-of-the-art refuse derived fuel manufacturing plant from M&K. Paperback Collection & Recycling Ltd  (Paperback Recycling) has …

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Solid Recovered Fuel SRF – a resource?

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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. SRF potential Impending landfill targets, the increasing depletion of fossil fuels and the need to improve the UK’s waste agenda, everything seems to point towards Solid Recovered …

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RDF exports top 1.5 million tonnes in 2013


The amount of RDF exports for incineration from the UK saw a sharp increase in 2013 compared to the previous year with over 1.5 million tonnes sent to Europe data compiled by the Environment Agency shows. The provisional data shows that RDF Exports totalled 1,586,946 tonnes throughout last year, significantly higher than the 892,900 tonnes recorded as RDF exports during 2012 …

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UK is not making the most of the waste derived fuel and recyclable material it produces and is sending too much abroad

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The UK is not making the most of the waste derived fuel and recyclable material it produces and is sending too much abroad, according to a parliamentary inquiry report published today (November 28). The Associate Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group (APSRG) report also warned that a lack of quality in the waste supply chain is limiting the UK’s export options and …