Welcome

Welcome to the RDF Industry Group website. Here you can find out more about waste-derived fuels and the industry, including what happens across the supply chain, about those involved in the Group, and about what the Group has been doing to represent the industry to key stakeholders.

The RDF Industry Group works collectively to provide a platform to address issues faced by the sector and to explore new opportunities. The Group also provides a networking platform for members to make new connections, develop existing relationships and share knowledge and experience.

For more information about the RDF Industry Group, our members and our work, or how to become a member, please browse through this website.

What is RDF?

Current RDF Industry Group members 33 Across Europe

UK’s residual waste exported for treatment 14% (2016)

What is the RDF Industry Group?

The RDF Industry Group is comprised of 33 private sector members spanning the waste-derived fuel supply chain, from major UK and European waste management companies through to businesses across the waste-derived fuel logistics supply chain. It provides a platform for the industry to explore the opportunities and issues surrounding the movement of waste derived-fuels across national borders within Europe and related topics. The Group communicates its work to third parties including to governments and other key stakeholders.

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Accessible Fuel Sampling Guide

The secretariat has recently updated the CoP to include an annex providing an overview of they key standards and procedures necessary to ensure representative samples of RDF. The annex has been developed in recognition that the heterogenous nature of both RDF and SRF creates the potential for wide ranging fuels that may not be suitable […]

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Refuse Derived Fuel Code of Practice for the UK

Updated Refuse Derived Fuel Code of Practice for the UK

The Code of Practice (CoP), prepared by Eunomia as secretariat to the RDF Industry Group, sets out a framework that shares good practice across the industry. It is intended to increase both customer and regulator confidence in the processes and products of the waste derived fuel industry. The CoP covers the following stages of the […]

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Support for EU Circular Economy Action Plan Amendment

The European Parliament has suggested an amendment to the Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP) which calls on the European Commission to “to define a common EU-wide approach for the management of residual municipal waste that is non-recyclable to ensure its optimal treatment”. The RDF Industry Group wholeheartedly supports the European Parliament’s call for the Commission […]

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Higher Climate Benefits Thanks To European Waste Management Sector

A new European study to be published in December 2021 will show that the achievement of EU recycling and landfill diversion targets by 2035 will result in a major contribution from the UK and EU Member States towards the Paris Climate Agreement. The study highlights the causality between increased recycling (in line with EU and […]

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Group Welcomes Affiliate Member

At the start of August 2021, the RDF Industry Group welcomed affiliate member Peel Ports. Peel Ports, is the second-largest port group in the UK, each year they handle over 70 million tonnes of cargo from across the globe, finding efficient routes and well-connected services, close to end-destination ports and storage and freight options. The […]

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