Permission has been granted for SITA UK to supply a further 200,000 tonnes of refused derived fuel (RDF) to a high efficiency CHP facility in the Netherlands.
HVC Alkmaar is the second CHP facility in the Netherlands to accept exported alternative fuel from SITA UK and its Benelux sister company SITA NEWS.
The Environment Agency has also given SITA UK trans-frontier shipment consent until 30 April 2013 to transport the material.
HVC Alkmaar is an R1 rated high-efficiency CHP facility, which produces electricity and provides heat to local households and businesses via a direct heating system.
This new consent adds to the 600,000 tonnes announced in May 2012 that allows SITA UK to supply the AEB CHP facility in Amsterdam.
SITA UK head of organics and alternative fuels Andy Hill said: “We are seeing lots of demand from customers, particularly in the South East of England, who are looking for immediate landfill diversion, so we are delighted to have secured this additional capacity in the Netherlands.
“Producing RDF and SRF is proving to be a good way to help customers achieve their landfill diversion targets while there is still a lack of recovery facilities in the UK.”
Residual waste will be processed into RDF at SITA UK’s sites in Mitcham, Barking and Epsom, where recyclables will be removed and the residual material shredded before being transported in bespoke shipping containers.