RDF Impact

Landfill RDF Refuse Derived Fuel

Discover Why
Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF)
Drives the Future

Refuse Derived Fuel is a clean energy source that helps divert waste away from landfills. Municipal waste that sit in waste dumps or land fills for years, can now be converted into a clean and sustainable source of energy.

Sourcing Energy from Waste

Today, Refuse Derived Fuel or RDF, has become an important strategy towards integrated waste management, that converts municipal waste into useful clean source of energy for the cement industry. The endeavor to reduce the carbon footprint is possible together in this journey towards sustainability.

Global Impact

Increasing Importance of RDF

Alternative Fuel Source

UAE has taken the lead in the Middle East to establish the production of alternative energy sources to fuel the cement plants in the country. Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) is one such source of alternative energy for the cement kilns.

The utilization of RDF delivers a compelling multi-pronged impact on society and the environment:

  • Eliminate municipal & commercial waste, sitting in landfills
  • Convert municipal waste into clean & alternate forms of energy
  • Provide low-cost & clean energy source to industries like cement kilns
  • Reduce CO2 emission, strengthening sustainability in the environment.

Emirates RDF is the First Refuse Derived Fuel plant in the region producing high-quality alternative fuel for factories that will handle over 1,000 tonnes of waste from the emirates of Ajman and Umm Al Quwain, enabling UAE to divert over 80 percent of household waste from the landfill. “This will be a huge boost to our environment conservation efforts,” said Nicolaas de Koning, general manager, Emirates RDF.


Emirates RDF – Forging New Paths

Strategically located in Northern UAE, Emirates RDF treates waste coming from the emirates of Ajman and Umm Al Quwain, contributing to the U.A.E’s strategic objective of landfill diversion of least 75% by 2021 and it helps cement plants in decreasing their use of fossil fuels.

Emirates RDF, a partnership between construction expert Besix, Finnish group Griffin Refineries and Ajman-based Tech Group, starts production of alternative fuel, Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF), at the company’s facility in Umm Al Quwain UAE.

Joint Venture

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