Refuse derived fuel (RDF)
Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF), also known as Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF), is a fuel that is normally produced from Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) including paper, card, wood, textiles and plastic with high calorific value.
SRF/RDF is produced from waste after significant mechanical processing; including removing glass, pvc, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, shredding, segregation, drying and baling. With particle size less than 50 mm and a moisture content of less than 15 per cent; Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) has a high calorific value and can be used for energy generation in some industrial applications, such as cement kilns. Alternatively it can be used in dedicated energy recovery facilities, such as gasification or pyrolysis plants, thereby making good use of waste that otherwise might have ended up in landfill.