Geminor deal tackles -40oC arctic temperatures with sustainable energy
Leading European energy recovery specialist, Geminor, has won a new contract to export 50,000 tonnes of refuse-derived fuel (RDF) into Northern Scandinavia. The agreement will see waste recovered to provide district heating and electricity for the region’s most remote locations.
Through its pan-European logistics network, Geminor will transport processed RDF from Finland and Norway to three energy-from-waste (EFW) facilities in Sweden – Boden, Sundsvall and Umeå. This sees waste used for power generation in Sweden’s Arctic Circle.
Per Mernelius, Country Manager (Sweden) at Geminor, commented: “Through this new contract, we are able to provide sustainable fuel to areas where energy is less accessible.
“The weather conditions in the arctic circle can make RDF logistics challenging. Safety and extended travel times need to be considered. We overcame these issues with careful planning and tight management of the supply chain.”
Over the past 15 years, Geminor has continued to expand its international network. The company now handles more than 1.2 million tonnes of secondary fuel every year and works with 70 energy from waste (EfW) facilities across the continent.