Equipment supply and manufacturing company Eggersmann Group will showcase its new Eggersmann Fuel RDF product system at IFAT 2020 in May.
According to an Eggersmann Group statement, the system is well suited to countries with high population densities and large open-surface areas with high average temperatures.
“Eggersmann Fuel significantly reduces landfill masses, leachate and CO2-emissions, while at the same time protecting natural resources,” the statement reads.
“At the heart of the system is the BACKHUS CON 100, which is currently the largest compost turner in the world, with a working width of 10 metres.”
The company will also provide information on its BRT HARTNER enhanced bunker system for bag openers and dosing hoppers, as well as the modified and maintenance-friendly ballistic separator.
“The BEKON dry fermentation opened up new markets, for instance Mexico, and generated several major contracts. This as well as current developments in the fields of composting and biological drying will be subject at the exhibition,” the statement reads.
“Eggersmann also has a new development in the mechanical waste treatment sector. A giant video wall enables the visitors of exhibition stand B5.427/526 a view into a large-scale highly-automated recycling plant for lightweight packaging and gives a sound introduction into Sorting 4.0.”
Additionally, Eggersmann will showcase practical developments in its mobile machinery portfolio.
“Visitors can experience first-hand the class-leading power pack, the new TEUTON Z 50 single-shaft shredder on a 3-axle chassis and the honed FORUS SE 250 two-shaft shredder,” the statement reads.
The largest resource recovery and Processed Engineered Fuel (PEF) plant in Australia has been unveiled at Wetherill Park in Sydney.
Owned in a joint venture between resource recovery company ResourceCo and Cleanaway, the plant is licensed to receive up to 250,000 tonnes a year of dry commercial and industrial, and mixed construction and demolition waste, to recover commodities including metal, clean timber and inert materials, with the balance converted into PEF.
Over its lifetime, the plant is expected to abate more than four million tonnes of carbon emissions.
Cleanaway’s customer base and waste supply in NSW will help drive volume to the facility to divert waste from landfill.
PEF is used as a substitute for fossil fuels in both domestic and offshore markets in the production of cement.
The plant will supply Boral, Australia’s largest construction material company, with PEF for its Berrima cement kiln as a substitute for coal.
Chief Executive Officer Sustainable Energy at ResourceCo Ben Sawley said the new plant will divert up to 50,000 truckloads of waste from landfill, while also reducing reliance on fossil fuels such as coal and gas.
“It will replace over 100,000 tonnes of coal usage per year alone and will take the equivalent of 20,000 cars annually off the road in terms of greenhouse gas emissions,” Mr Sawley said.
“We’re committed to playing a key role in Australia’s future sustainable energy mix, by reducing waste and lowering carbon emissions through production of a commercially viable sustainable energy product,”
“The opportunity to tap further into this market is huge and it makes good sense, both environmentally and economically,” Mr Sawley said.
Cleanaway Chief Executive Officer Vik Bansal said this is an important new resource recovery solution in New South Wales that creates a landfill diversion option for commercial and industrial, residual recycling, and some construction and demolition waste.
“Investment in resource recovery and innovative waste to energy solutions is essential to making a sustainable future possible, and one of the ways we’re delivering on our Footprint 2025 strategy,” Mr Bansal said.
CEFC CEO Ian Learmonth said the priority in managing waste must be to reduce the amount waste produced in the first place.
“With what remains, we need to invest in proven technologies to repurpose it, including as alternative fuels. By turning waste into PEF, this facility is showing how industrial processes can reduce their reliance on fossil fuels,” he said.
“We can also reduce the amount of waste materials going into landfill, an important factor in cutting our national greenhouse gas emissions,” Mr Learnmouth said
CEFC Bioenergy and Energy from Waste Sector lead Henry Anning said the CEFC was working with the waste management sector to increase energy efficiency and energy generation, as well as reduce carbon emissions.
“With Australia’s waste sector facing considerable disruption, now is the time to adopt new ways of doing business,” Mr Anning said.
“With the right investment in proven technologies, companies can turn our urban and industrial waste into new energy sources, creating an important revenue stream while also reducing landfill gas emissions.
“In Australia there is a growing commercial opportunity for resource recovery, reinforced by tightening state government landfill regulations. We are working alongside waste companies to invest in long-term infrastructure that can make a lasting difference to the way we handle our waste,” he said.