Solid Recovered Fuel

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Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF or RDF, Refuse-Derived Fuel) is dry and clean, made from waste that could not be sorted or recycled, such as non-hazardous industrial (NHI) waste, construction waste, bulk waste from landfills. It is usually wood, plastics, paper, and cardboard.
 
According to the ADEME, the current amount of unrecovered non-hazardous waste would produce up to 3 million tons of SRF.

The Objectives

Making SRF from sorting leftovers would allow us to recover up to 98% of household NHI waste. It would also reduce the amount of land-filled waste.
 
SRF is then used by high energy consumption industries (such as the cement industry), that mix it with other fuels.

Solid Recovered Fuel Paprec Group

The Process

First, waste that could not be sorted or recycled is pre-ground. Inert material, metal, and chlorine residuals are removed using various sorting methods: mechanical, optical, and ventilation. After granulation, the fuel is quality controlled.

Our Contribution

In 2011, Paprec acquired a sorting line for Solid Recovered Fuel in Bruguières (31). The SRF it produces supplies a large French cement manufacturer.

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