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 country||Notifier||Quantity moved|
|Denmark||Transwaste Recycling & Aggregates||10,000|
|Germany||Thanet Waste Services||1,930||12,000|
|Germany||Shanks Waste Management||13,000|
|Latvia||N&P Alternative Fuels||40,000|
|Latvia||N&P Alternative Fuels||10,000|
|Netherlands||Biffa Waste Services||10,010||50,000|
|Netherlands||Greenway Waste Recycling||12,000|
|Netherlands||Shanks Waste Management||50,000|
|Netherlands||New Earth Solutions||15,000|
|Netherlands||New Earth Solutions||25,000|
|Sweden||Stobart Biomass Products||30,000|