OUR SITTINGBOURNE FACILITY MANUFACTURES QUALITY REFUSE DERIVED FUEL (RDF) FOR USE IN THE RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTOR.
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RDF is Residual Waste Material after the removal of clean Recyclables that is sent to an Energy from Waste facility for the production of power, heat and steam.
What is RDF?
Refuse derived fuel (RDF) is a fuel produced by sorting and mechanically processing solid general waste. Countrystyle has invested in plant & machinery that involves shredding solid wastes and removing non-combustible materials (e.g. metals).
The shredded material is then formed into bales which are wrapped to meet the stringent regulatory requirements for transport and disposal at Energy from Waste facilities in Europe. Countrystyle also delivers processed loose RDF to Wheelabrator UK’s 525,000 tpa EfW plant located adjacent to Countrystyle’s Ridham facility in Kent.
Why is RDF in demand?
Sending waste material to landfill is increasing in costs and environmental pressures now favour Recycling, Reuse or Recovery solutions. Not all materials are recyclable or are considered too contaminated to be capable to be recycled. In addition, the global need for energy is increasing with non-fossil fuel alternatives being sought to match demand and minimising the impact of global warming. RDF is a part of the solution and diminishes landfill reliance which is why Countrystyle has invested in this technology.
RDF Waste Specification
How does RDF minimise our impact on the Environment?
Defra’s Waste Management Plan for England was published in January 2021 which remains valid until 2027. A key target within this plan is to increase the number of energy from waste (EfW) plants which operate in combined heat and power mode. EfW plants that produce heat for heat networks substantially reduce their emissions by making use of the otherwise wasted heat to displace gas boiler heating.
Countrystyle Recycling supplies EfW plants within the UK and Europe that meet Defra’s targets for combined heat and power. All these facilities operate within the emission limits set by the European Union covered by the Industrial Emissions Directive to ensure the local environment is protected.