Syngas Products embraces the Circular Economy revolution by targeting non-recyclable waste feedstock. Suitable feedstock includes Refuse-Derived Fuel (RDF), unsorted Municipal Solid Waste, Sewage Sludge, Solid Recovered Fuels and other waste.
The Circular Econony demands an alternative to a traditional 'throw away' economy (make, use, dispose), to one in which we retain resources in use for as long as possible, extract the maximum value from them whilst in use, then recover and regenerate products and materials at the end of each service life.
Across the World, to varying degrees, environmental, regulatory and economic drivers are forcing waste operators to seek alternatives to the traditional method of landfill disposal.
In the UK, the Landfill Tax escalator continues to force waste operators to seek alternatives to landfill, leaving significant quantities of non-recyclable residual municipal and commercial and industrial waste that could be used as feedstock for waste to energy plants. The reduction in UK landfill capacity, combined with the shortage of waste treatment infrastructure has helped to establish a UK RDF export market of approaching 3 million tonnes per annum. However, post-Brexit vote many UK RDF exporters with contracts struck in Euros have suffered a significant increase in their offtake cost, which is set to encourage further UK infrastructure.
The landmark Paris climate change agreement presents significant international growth opportunities for technologies offering a sustainable and cost effective method of recovering renewable energy and other valuable materials from waste.