Powerday hosts waste-to-energy companies in RDF visit

Waste-to-energy specialist Geminor and power plant operator Stockholm Exergi (formerly Fortum Varme AB) paid a visit to Powerday this week to see the latest improvements in our refuse derived fuel production for themselves.

Powerday has been working with Geminor since 2015 and signed a new contract with the leading Northern European waste-to-energy company last year for 170,000 tonnes of high grade refuse derived fuel (RDF) to go to Sweden.

Geminor uses ‘dead leg’ sea freight return journeys to ship the material from Sheerness Port to Oxelösund Port in East Sweden. It is then supplied to the Högdalen energy-from-waste (EFW) facility in Stockholm, Sweden which is operated by Stockholm Exergi, a leading international clean-energy producer. The Stockholm plant, for which Powerday supplies approximately 30% of the fuel, produces 91MW of energy per annum, enough to deliver heat and power to 20,000 homes.

Powerday produces high quality refuse derived fuels (RDF) to a clearly defined specification at our Old Oak Sidings (OOS) and Enfield Materials Recycling Facilities. Last year, OOS underwent a £6million redevelopment which saw the installation of a new system enabling Powerday to process a greater quantity of waste and at the same time producing higher quality recyclables and RDF.

Senior executive teams from both Geminor and Stockholm Exergi toured the new plant at OOS to see the RDF production process for themselves and were impressed by the Powerday operations. COO of Geminor, Ralf Schopwinkel, said: “We work extremely well with Powerday and since the start have developed a strong relationship. They produce a high quality RDF that very much satisfies our requirements for the Swedish market and I know the Stockholm Exergi team values this fuel and the opportunities it presents”.

Simon Little, Sales & Marketing Director, Powerday says: “It was a pleasure to host Geminor and Stockholm Exergi at Old Oak Sidings and to show them the scale of our operations. Making sure they understand our operations and our ongoing investment programme builds confidence in our products and places us at the top of the supply chain. Maintaining this partnership is critically important to our business as we continually deliver our diversion from landfill promises to clients and play our part in their aspirations to become carbon neutral power generators.”