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Data shows RDF is gaining in popularity

The Environment Agency (EA) agreed permits to export 713,000 tonnes of waste-derived fuel into Europe since the beginning of the year, demonstrating the gaining popularity of the material.

Acquired by MRW, data shows that of the 713,000 tonnes permitted to be exported between January 1 and 25 May 2011, currently just 21,588 tonnes is actually being sent overseas. Countries the material is bound for include, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, The Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden.

Biffa Waste Services has exported the most waste-derived fuel this year, classed as refuse-derived fuel, sending 10,010 tonnes to the Netherlands. Sita has the largest permitted export volume at 417,000 tonnes.

Shanks Waste Management was the first company to be granted a permit to export waste-derived fuel in June last year.

Destination countryNotifierQuantity moved
(tonnes)
Quantity notified
(tonnes)
DenmarkTranswaste Recycling & Aggregates 10,000
EstoniaHinkcroft Transport 15,000
GermanyThanet Waste Services1,93012,000
GermanyShanks Waste Management 13,000
LatviaSita UK 25,000
LatviaN&P Alternative Fuels 40,000
LatviaN&P Alternative Fuels 10,000
NetherlandsBiffa Waste Services10,01050,000
NetherlandsSita UK8,44350,000
NetherlandsGreenway Waste Recycling 12,000
NetherlandsShanks Waste Management 50,000
NetherlandsWaste Recyling9712,500
NetherlandsNew Earth Solutions 15,000
NetherlandsNew Earth Solutions 25,000
NetherlandsSita UK 336,000
PortugalCamreg1,0631,500
SwedenSita UK226,000
SwedenStobart Biomass Products 30,000

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