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Geminor delivers first shipment of refuse-derived fuel to Amager Bakke EfW plant

Amager Bakke
Amager Bakke

Norway-headquartered Geminor has signed a new agreement to supply refuse-derived fuel (RDF) to the Amager Bakke energy-from-waste plant in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Part of a contract to supply 30,000 tonnes of waste to support the commissioning of the plant, the delivery marks the agreement’s commencement, which will see Geminor manage the transport of RDF material from producers in the UK and Ireland going forwards.

The 3,000 tonne load, delivered by the MV Lady Anne Lynne cargo vessel, was shipped from Drogheda, Ireland via empty return logistics. Unloading and delivery was coordinated and overseen by Geminor’s head office, ensuring material safely arrived at its end destination just 48 hours following docking.

Tim Andersen, Geminor country manager for Denmark, said: “Marking our first delivery to Amager Bakke is an important milestone. The facility is an exciting development for Denmark’s waste-to-energy market, and we’re looking forward to working closely with the team moving forwards.”

Representing an investment of more than $670 million (€575m), Amager Bakke has capacity to process 400,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste annually. The facility is able to produce between 0-63MW electricity and 157-247MW district heating, depending on local demand. The site is particularly notable for its eye-catching 85m tall sloped roof, which doubles as a ski slope.

Geminor works with clients across the world, turning RDF material into renewable power. Last year, the group worked with more than 100 waste producers, supplying 1.2 million tonnes of fuel waste to WTE plants across the continent.

Energy-from-waste will be one of the topics discussed on the second day of the Bioenergy Insight & Expo 2017 conference. Register now for Bioenergy Insight & Expo 2017 for two days of essential learning to network with experts, sharpen your bioenergy knowledge and improve your skills, on 4-5 October.

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