Workshop on Production and Utilisation Options for Solid Recovered Fuels

Jun 2018

In the circular economy, the production and utilisation of Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) is increasingly recognised as an important element in waste management practises. SRF is produced from non-hazardous waste from biogenic and fossil origins and is thus consideredas a partly renewable. SRF has usually undergone a sorting process and should meet strict quality requirements. Narrow specifications of the fuel allow for more targeted end user applications, thereby benefitting the economic, and environmental performance.

Recently there have been several new experiences in the production and use of SRF. the workshop covered a number of different topics such as:

  • The role of SRF in general, and in sustainable cement production in particular.
  • The ongoing work to develop international (ISO) standards on solid recovered fuels.
  • How does policy and legislation affect the economic viability of using SRF as a fuel.
  •  Could SRF be a new feedstock for liquid fuels to be integrated with oil refineries.
  • The experiences from both combustion and gasification in large scale plants.

The workshop included two topics where there will be new IEA Bioenergy task reports published in a near future.

The presentations can be downloaded by clicking on the agenda items below:

Chairpersons: Jaap Koppejan (IEA Bioenergy Task 32) and Geert Cuperus (ERFO)

The workshop was co-organised by IEA Bioenergy Task 32, Task 33, and  Task 36 together with ERFO, and was an official side event to the EUBCE Conference.

Location: European Biomass Conference, Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark