RDF Industry Group

Group Welcomes New Member

The RDF Industry Group is pleased to welcome Marchwood Scientific Services as our newest member. Marchwood Scientific Services is a UKAS accredited dioxin analysis laboratory. Their Marchwood site (based near Southampton) specialises in supporting companies operating in the Energy Generation and Waste Management sectors. The site has expertise in the analysis of waste derived fuels such as […]

Group Welcomes Returning Member

The RDF Industry Group are pleased to welcome returning member DFDS back to the Group. DFDS is northern Europe’s largest integrated shipping and logistics company. Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) forms one of DFDS’s main customer segments within the North Sea, with the company offering RDF transport by both sea and road.

Decarbonising the RDF Supply Chain: Opportunities Moving Forward

Market outlook for the RDF industry The RDF Industry Group has already made an enormous contribution to carbon savings and is now seizing new opportunities to further decarbonise residual waste treatment. Originally, the Group’s focus centred on the production and shipment of refuse derived fuel (RDF) from the United Kingdom (UK) and the Republic of […]

Group Welcomes First Affiliate Member

At the start of 2021, the RDF Industry Group welcomed Herambiente as its first affiliate member. Herambiente, which is predominately controlled by the Hera Group, is the largest company within the Italian waste treatment sector. Herambiente treats approximately 6.6 million tons of waste annually across its 90 plants (of which 10 are waste to energy) […]

Robert Corijn Re-Elected as Chair of RDF Industry Group

RDF Industry Group members have re-elected Robert Corijn for a fourth term as Chair of the Group, with Andy Jones also reprising his role as Vice-Chair for 2021. Robert is Marketing Manager for Attero B.V., one of the leading Dutch waste management companies, and over the last three years Robert has been instrumental in guiding […]

RDF Conference 2020

The RDF Industry Group is pleased to be teaming up once again with Let’s Recycle to bring you this year’s RDF Conference on Thursday 26th November. Tickets are still available to come along to the virtual event, where you’ll hear from Group members including Andy Jones, Managing Director of Totus Environmental and Group Vice Chair […]

Group Supports New Approach to EU Customs Clearance

A pragmatic approach to declaring RDF shipments at a symbolic value of EUR 1 is being supported by Group members. In 2019, 2.9 million tonnes of RDF were exported from Great Britain to the EU, providing a vital waste management route which is essential to maintain into 2021 and beyond. Members of the RDF Industry […]

RDF Industry Group Publishes First Code of Practice Report

Each of the Group’s 31 members reported against their compliance with the Code of Practice in 2019, with only nine minor breaches reported. The RDF Industry Group is committed to sharing good practice across the industry to increase the confidence of both RDF customers and regulators in processes and products, and has published its first […]

RDF Industry Group Response to COVID-19

The flow of RDF from the UK to off-take facilities in Europe is continuing, with the industry overall functioning well. RDF export is a vital part of the waste management system and plays a significant role in the management of the UK’s residual waste, which must continue unhindered to maintain public and environmental health. Off-take […]

Dutch Import Tax Impacts RDF Export to the Netherlands

The Dutch government announced in June 2019 the introduction of a waste import tax to take effect from 1st January 2020.  Ever since the announcement of the tax, tonnages of RDF exported from England into the Netherlands have shown a significant decrease. Data from England shows that tonnages have dropped below 100,000 tonnes since August […]