Improving waste management practices though a voluntary
grouping of seven local authorities in Northern Ireland.

Advanced Energy Recovery

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:

  • Gasification
  • Pyrolysis
  • 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.

gasification

Gasification

Using Gasification to recover energy requires a new, dedicated power plant.... Read Article

pyrolysis

Pyrolysis

Energy recovery using Pyrolysis requires the construction a custom-built power plant.... Read Article

cement

Cement Production

Solid Recovered Fuel can be used as a replacement for fossil... Read Article

Supported by
  • Strategic Investment Board
  • Department of the Environment
© North West Region Waste Management Group
  • Ballymoney District Council
  • Coleraine District Council
  • Derry District Council
  • Limavady District Council
  • Magherafelt District Council
  • Moyle District Council
  • Strabane District Council