Solid Recovered Fuel: Why waste it?

Increasingly Government is striving to derive increasing amounts of energy from renewable sources and tackle climate change whilst at the same time seeking to divert organic waste away from landfill towards recycling and recovery. Fortuitously, this is one of those occasions where a problem in one sector can be a solution to another; where biomass found in waste can be used as a renewable energy source. So why is it not happening?

Keynote Presentation: Sir Ben Gill, Chair: Biomass Task Force
8th February 2006, Cranfield University, Bedfordshire, UK

According to government figures, municipal solid waste contains 68% organic material (BMW) that is the main target of the Landfill Directive, which seeks to greatly reduce the amount of BMW sent to landfill and indeed mitigate methane production, a very strong greenhouse gas. However, despite the introduction of waste treatment technologies that can manufacture fuels to very high specifications the UK is sadly lacking in its adoption of solid recovered fuel in the energy sector. So why is this?

The Cranfield seminar, 'Solid Recovered Fuel: Why waste it' brings together local government, economists, fuel market experts, process specialists, and researchers to review the commercial opportunities and progress of SRF becoming a regularly used fuel in the UK and Europe. It also raises the question - Is SRF to be regarded as a viable energy resource or just another waste?

Held at Cranfield University on 07/09/2006, the seminar costs £280 to attend. Discounts are available to CIWM and CIWEM members.

For more information and to register your place please contact:

Short Course Office, Cranfield University,
T: +44 (0)1234 754176

For further information please email Cranfield University

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