Energy Recovery is a vital link in the waste management chain. As explained in other sections we now view waste as a valuable resource. The Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) produced by MBT and other processes can be used in a variety of ways.
As a substitute fuel, it’s particularly suitable for industrial or general combined heat and power plants, replacing finite fossil fuels such as coal, oil or gas – helping provide a more sustainable use of resources all round.
Three common ways to recover energy from SRF are:
- or as a substitute fuel for kilns used in the production of cement
All three options are being considered by the North West Region Waste Management Group.