The RDF export journey

Two of the leading names in secondary fuel recovery and logistics, Geminor and DFDS, have partnered to launch a film showcasing the export journey of refuse-derived fuel (RDF).


Following a single shipment of RDF, from production at the Enva depot in Nottingham, to recovery at Renova’s energy from waste (EfW) facility in Sweden, the film explores the complex logistics journey and highlights stringent quality management processes applied to each shipment.

With Geminor and DFDS working closely together to manage the recovery of more than 250,000 tonnes of secondary fuels every year, each part of the logistics process is explained in detail. From handling and storage to managing TFS requirements, the film shows how the two companies maximise efficiency and carbon-savings for both producers and offtakers.

James Maiden, UK Country Manager at Geminor, commented: “As a European leader in the secondary fuels market, we specialise in managing the RDF journey – from production right through to recovery. Through considerable experience and our extensive network, we deliver cost-effective and low-carbon waste management solutions for organisations worldwide.

“While the UK’s EfW infrastructure continues to expand, demand continues to surpass capacity. As such, export is essential to prevent the unnecessary landfilling of valuable resources. Launching a film to explain the international RDF logistics journey aims to  not only educate, but also showcase the benefits of supplying fuel for Scandinavia’s district heating network.”

Mike Hughes, Business Development Manager (Industrial) at DFDS, added: “We continue to work in close partnership with Geminor to coordinate the international logistics of RDF from a variety of producers across the UK. Our collaborative film shows exactly how we achieve this and aims to overcome common misconceptions about the export process.”