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.



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



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


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