Processed Engineered Fuel

Alternative Fuels

Process Engineered Fuel (PEF) has significant calorific value and can be used as a fuel substitute for coal and gas in high-combustion facilities and its use will benefit end-users in two ways:

  • The energy replacement value from utilising Process Engineered Fuel instead of traditional fossil fuels
  • The carbon and renewable energy benefits:
    • Through reduced fossil fuel use.
    • The reduction in landfill emissions.
    • Renewable energy certificates obtained.

Our first Australian Plant was established at a cost of over $20 million, the automated SUEZ-ResourceCo plant sorts, sizes and extracts combustible material from commercial waste streams in order to manufacture Processed Engineered Fuel (PEF). The facility has the capability to manufacture up to 300,000 tonnes of raw material per annum into approximately 150,000 to 200,000 tonnes of PEF and is the first and only one of its kind in Australia.

SUEZ-ResourceCo South Australia

Working closely with Adelaide Brighton Cement Limited, ResourceCo developed Processed Engineered Fuel (PEF) as a partial replacement for fossil fuels in the Adelaide Brighton cement kiln. The process harnessed the energy contained in combustible material that would have traditionally gone to landfill and resulted in the commissioning of Australia's first PEF manufacturing plant in South Australia. Following the successful development of this alternative fuel in 2006, SITA Australia partnered with ResourceCo to establish SITA-ResourceCo Alternative Fuels in 2007. (Now SUEZ-ResourceCo)

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ResourceCo Asia

Established in March 2010, ResourceCo Asia is taking the Group's Alternative Fuel technology directly into the Asian markets.

ResourceCo Asia is an industry leader in waste recycling and waste management in Malaysia and Asia. It is a pioneer in the region for converting commercial and industrial waste into alternative energy; specifically, alternative fuels for the cement industry.

We own the region's first waste to energy (WtE) processing plant in Ipoh, Malaysia designed for the production of Processed Engineered Fuel (PEF) - a Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) processed from non-recyclable waste.

Since starting operations in Malaysia in May 2011, ResourceCo Asia has revolutionised the waste recycling practices in the region by converting non-recyclable waste into alternative energy sources instead of dumping to landfills.

ResourceCo Asia is in a long-term partnership to supply Lafarge Malaysia - a leading global cement manufacturer with approximately 70,000 tonnes per annum of alternative fuels for its cement kilns. By partnering with ResourceCo Asia, Lafarge Malaysia has achieved significant fuel cost savings and is on track to reduce its carbon footprint and dependence on coal.

ResourceCo Asia has established a quality control regime administered through an on-site laboratory for day to day monitoring of the product quality.

The major challenge in implementing a new Waste to Energy project is the management of the feed stream and matching the process equipment to achieve an uninterrupted supply to the product specification and product consistency demanded by the kiln operator. ResourceCo AF production process can be fine-tuned to comply with different customer requirements. The required specification may vary according to different kiln design and waste streams utilised.

The parameters monitored by the laboratory are Calorific Value, Chloride, Moisture and Ash. A complete understanding of the expected levels of each of these parameters and their potential impact upon the kiln underpins the commercial success of any AF.

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It is the Company's intention to work with various end user partners to ascertain and realise the full value of these benefits, for the mutual benefit of both parties.

ResourceCo is now in the process of establishing additional Process Engineered Fuel manufacturing facilities throughout Australia, based on the same platform as the existing South Australian premises.