Refuse derived fuel
The EPA has developed a standard on the information required and processes that are allowed for the production and combustion of refuse derived fuel (RDF). The standard requires resource efficiency and genuine beneficial recovery of energy when RDF is used in an industrial process.
This standard requires a risk-based approach to address the issues that can arise from producing and using RDF.
Key components include:
- the information that must be provided to the EPA to ensure an appropriate level of regulation
- the need to demonstrate the suitability of a proposal including full assessment of risks and the requisite quality assurance and quality controls
- the need to demonstrate genuine recovery of energy from waste
- the requirement to undertake stakeholder consultation as a vital part of any proposed production and use of RDF.
- Standard for the production and use of refuse derived fuel
- Refuse derived fuel brochure
If you have any questions about energy from waste, see the discussion paper Enhancing resource recovery and discussing the place of energy recovery or contact us on (08) 8204 2004 or 1800 623 445 (free call for non-metropolitan callers) or email.