Demand for renewable heat sees business boom, reports Geminor

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Energy recovery specialist Geminor has announced its most successful year ever for the collection and supply of fuels to the energy from waste (EfW) industry.

Attributing its success to increasing demand from across the continent, the Norway-based business reported handling 1.2 million tonnes of refuse-derived fuel (RDF) and solid-recovered fuel (SRF) during 2016 – reported to be an increase of 100,000 tonnes compared to the previous year (2015).

"For the UK market in particular, volumes have reached an unprecedented level. From less than 10% of the group’s net volume in 2013, to more than 45% in 2016, the UK and Ireland is now considered our fastest-growing supplier of waste fuel. Other markets, including Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Germany, also experienced an increase, contributing to a group-wide expansion of more than 102% in just four years," said James Maiden, country manager for Geminor UK. “Growing demand, new technology and better treatment of waste have seen the EfW market grow over the past 12 months. The UK market continues to develop as a leading waste fuel exporter, supplying an ever-increasing volume of both SRF and RDF."

Maiden added: “During 2016, the group worked with more than one hundred waste producers, supplying EfW plants across the continent. In 2017, we aim to further build on this success, developing our portfolio for the future.”

As a specialist in the transport and supply of fuels to the EfW industry, Geminor provides energy recovery services for businesses operating across Northern Europe. The company also reported having signed new contracts and has also opened a new multimodal logistics terminal at the Port of Gothenburg.

Maiden added: “Over the coming years, we’re predicting further growth in the EfW marketplace. In the UK, we’re seeing an uplift in the number of facilities going live, which is dramatically increasing the amount of energy being generated from waste fuel. Understanding the possibilities and scope of this thermal treatment capacity is critical for both our business and the wider industry.”

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