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Waste To Energy Now Widely Accessible

For many years the waste industry was overlooked as a source of energy. Only very large waste to energy projects were viable.  However with rising gate fees and incentives for generating heat opportunities are available to a wider market.  With innovations in boiler technology, we can now bring excellent returns to waste transfer stations, farming residues, in fact anyone with organic material.

Compliance with environmental directives is essential.  We ensure that the whole combustion cycle is designed to operate legally and efficiently.  We also examine how heat can best be used locally to avoid further waste that will attract the scrutiny of OFGEM.

We also have novel systems for using waste ground for solar energy which can prove extremely lucrative.

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Waste to energy boilers
Waste to Energy drying bed
Waste to energy dryer

The Waste To Energy Opportunity

Using our drying system, clients can produce waste to energy from high calorific waste fuels. The resulting dry products are used to produce heat at recovery facilities. This heat can then be used locally within buildings or for other processes to diversify your business model.

For instance, the dried waste could itself become RDF (refuse derived fuel), which is fast becoming a fantastic revenue stream for many companies.

Sorting MSW (Municipal Solid Waste) into different waste streams not only allows recycling, but also avoids waste incineration directive (WID) requirement by separating out high calorific value Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF).

Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) is produced from commercial waste such as paper, textiles and plastic. With a moisture content of less than 15%, SRF has a high calorific value.  Primarily used in cement kilns, SRF can be produced to a range of specifications to meet requirements.

Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) is produced from domestic waste such as biodegradable materials and plastics. RDF is used in Combined Heat and Power (CHP) facilities where electricity and hot water are produced for communal heating systems.

High calorific SRF and RDF is becoming a popular energy solution to reduce the consumption of non-renewable fossil fuels, particularly in modern waste to energy plants and cement kiln facilities.

One benefit of converting waste to fuel is that it avoids expenses associated with waste disposal. Disposal expenses include landfill tax; landfill transport costs; and the cost of machinery damage on the landfill site. The client also has the added benefit of converting a wasted product into high added value fuel.

Our systems are fully compatible for use with UK’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme. We support clients complete their RHI application.  We work with you to calculate energy consumption and generation figures and ensure the solution is best for you, rather than sell you what is best for us. According to the UK Government’s RHI scheme, only Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) such as Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) and wastes which are at least 90% biomass are eligible. The UK Government’s RHI announcement reads…

“Eligible waste feedstock for combustion, gasification and pyrolysis will be limited to solid biomass from Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), including Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) from MSW.
In addition, other wastes where at least 90 per cent of their energy content is comprised of solid biomass will receive support. Examples of such wastes include waste wood and residues from the paper manufacturing industry”

The Drying Process

  1. Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) is pre-sorted into 3 primary waste streams.
    • Saleable recyclable materials (including wood and metals).
    • Non-recyclable material to be sent to landfill.
    • High calorific Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) and Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF).
  2. Saturated RDF is loaded into the pre-mixing and pre-heating hopper to initiate evaporative drying.
  3. RDF to be dried is delivered under an adjustable depth control gate onto the moving drying bed.
  4. On the moving drying bed, RDF flows across the unique grating system which prevents teh waste from clogging air flow, ensuring maximum drying potential.
  5. Dry solid fuel and RDF output is discharged via a conveyor.
  6. Dry SRF output can be shredded, baled and wrapped in plastic film. This ensures the moisture content remains at the required level.
  7. RDF and SRF bales can be combusted to produce electricity in environments that meet the Waste Incineration Directive.  An example is the cement kiln industry.
  8. SRF bales can also be fed into pyrolysis plants and gasification modules where they are cleanly combusted.
Waste to energy feed system

What Can I Dry?

Waste to energy feedstocks

Waste to Energy Finishing Options

Waste to energy finishing options


Where We Operate

We are based in Ashby de la Zouch, right in the centre of England. This puts most of the UK within easy reach.

However our focus for approaching clients is within the Midlands region, incorporating East Midlands, West Midlands, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire,  Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, and Birmingham.

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