What is RDF and SRF?

Using waste that cannot be recycled as an energy source is one way to reduce the amount of waste that is sent to landfill. Known as refuse derived fuel (RDF) or solid recovered fuel (SRF), waste is first processed and then transported to energy from waste plants and cement kilns in the UK and Europe. 

RDF waste

Refuse derived fuel (RDF) is produced from domestic and business waste, which includes biodegradable material as well as plastics. Non-combustible materials such as glass and metals are removed, and the residual material is then shredded.

Refuse derived fuel is used to generate energy at recovery facilities, many of them in Europe where they produce electricity and hot water for communal heating systems.

SRF waste

Solid recovered fuel (SRF) is a high-quality alternative to fossil fuel produced from mainly commercial waste including paper, card, wood, textiles and plastic. Solid recovered fuel has gone through additional processing to improve the quality and value. It has a higher calorific value than RDF and is used in facilities such as cement kilns.

What can Clarity do for you?

We offer both RDF and SRF solutions to businesses looking to convert waste into energy. Even considering transport costs, this often offers a cheaper alternative to landfill.  It also reduces emissions of the air pollutants that contribute to climate change, as the waste is burnt cleanly and efficiently to extract as much energy as possible.

We can give you cost-effective solutions that enable businesses to divert waste from landfill and provide energy from non-recyclable waste material.

We are a leading supplier of feedstock to energy from waste plants, helping to divert commercial, industrial, construction and demolition waste from landfill and converting it into useable fuel sources.

We have an expansive network of outlets for refuse derived fuel (RDF), solid recovered fuel (SRF) and grade C wood and can guarantee fast and safe transportation of the material to energy from waste facilities, both in the UK and across Europe.

We also take care of all environmental requirements, such as the Transfrontier Shipment of Waste Notification (TFS) and Financial Guarantees.

Get in touch with our team to find out how we can help on 0845 129 7177.

 

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