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Today, the production of refuse derived fuel is an integral part of waste handling.

The need to extract energy from waste such as RDF makes RDF a very important


High calorific factions of commercial waste, production residue, packaging waste, bulky waste and industrial waste can be processed in to refuse derived fuels.


Potential Users of RDF


Fuel-intensive industries for power, heat or both

Cement factories, textile mills, sugar producers, steel producers

Incinerators for power, heat or both

Co-firing with coal at power stations

Co-firing with other biomass fuels

Advanced Thermal Treatments such as gasification or pyrolysis


Depending on its quality, this can be used in industrial furnaces, cement plants, and power plants.

AK Enterprises has a burning interest in refuse derived fuels (RDF). Refuse derived fuels are being used as a cost effective alternative to traditional solid fuels, were industries like the cement industry choosing RDF as a co-firing fuel along side coal (up to 40 : 60, RDF : COAL).

1 tonne of coal attaining the minimum Calorific Value of 4200 can be achieved by the burning of 1.2 tonnes of RDF (where RDF having Calorific values of 3500).

As a fuel, RDF has roughly one-half the Btu value of the same weight of coal. RDF also has a higher ash and chloride content, and lower sulphur content than hard coal.

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