About SRF

About recovered fuels and SRF

What are recovered fuels and SRF?

Recovered fuels are produced from such waste streams as Municipal Solid Waste, Construction & Demolition Waste and Commercial and Industrial Waste. But also mono waste streams such as rubber or dried sludge can constitute a recovered fuel. A main feature is that the fuel is produced in such a way as to meet the clients requirements.

When produced in accordance with European standard EN15359 SRF can be classified properly. Read more about standards here.

Recovered fuels can be used in cement kilns, CHP plants, power plants and indeed everywhere where there is a heat demand. The overall energy efficiency is higher than when the waste is incinerated in mass burn incinerators. Moreover, the energy in the waste can be used where there is a genuine demand.

A circular solution

Production of recovered fuels is usually related to recycling activities. Most fuels are produced in combination with the recovery of recyclables in a sorting plant. Recovered fuels are the only energy-from-waste solution that goes hand in hand with recycling. Recovered fuels can be used where there is a true heat demand. It is not necessary to look for heat demanding processes at a central site where combustion of fuels is anticipated. Because fuels are used in existing plants, there is no need to invest in new combustion or incineration plants.