Turning waste into refuse-derived fuel (RDF) involves separating out unwanted material, reducing material size and consistent blending. There are many processing techniques that help achieve these targets.
Turning waste into refuse-derived fuel (RDF) involves separating out unwanted material, reducing material size and consistent blending. There are many processing techniques that help achieve these targets. During the Renewable Energy from Waste Conference, taking place Nov. 18-20, several companies are involved in the production of RDF will let you know how they do it.
First, Nat Egosi of RRT Design & Construction, Melville, N.Y., will lead the session, "Panel Discussion: Preprocessing and Refuse Derived Fuels" on Monday, Nov. 18, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. He will be joined by:
• Steven M. Viny, CEO, Envision Holdings;
• John Dewey, CEO, Mustang Renewable Power Ventures LLC; and
• Uwe Eschenhorst, VP, Center of Competence/Waste Systems at Vecoplan LLC.
Then on Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., the session, "Technology Profile: Refuse Derived Fuel" will introduce you to three companies that are producing RDF or engineered fuel from discarded materials and selling it to various manufacturers. Bob Brickner of Gershman, Brickner & Bratton (GBB), will moderate the session that includes presentations from:
• Mark Taylor, vice president, Data Management Services;
• Randy Wolf, director of business development, Balcones Fuel Technologies; and
• Ted Hanson, general manager, Greenwood Energy.
These two sessions on processing techniques and company approaches will provide attendees a 360-degree view of the RDF industry.
The Renewable Energy from Waste Conference event is organized by the Recycling Today Media Group in partnership with GBB and Smithers Apex. For a full schedule of sessions and to register, visit www.REWConference.com.