Refuse derived fuel (RDF) is the product from processing municipal solid waste (MSW) to separate the non-combustible materials from the combustibles so they can be used as non-fossil fuel to produce energy for facilities like cement kilns and RDF power plants.


The RDF waste is used in CHP facilities across Europe where the waste generates energy to produce electricity and heat for local residents and businesses.


Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) is a lower specification product than SRF with a lower calorific value. Many calorific wastes are referred to as refuse-derived fuel (RDF). But as the fuel compositional quality and type of fuels vary.


There is no strict definition for the composition of RDF, but in an attempt to harmonise the products being shipped and stored under the name, the UK Government has proposed the following:


“Refuse derived fuel (RDF) consists of residual waste that is subject to a contract with an End-user for use as a fuel in an energy from waste facility. The contract must include the end-user’s technical specifications relating as a minimum to the calorific value, the moisture content, the form and quantity of the RDF”.

Main Applications:

  As fuel to cement kilns plant

  As energy to power plants

  Communal water heating



  Packaging: Bales wrapped with PE film, bound with plastic strips
  Bales dimensions: 1250 mm x 1250 mm x 1800 mm
  Weight per bale: 1.3 tons