The William Tracey Group is both investing in, and has access to, technologies to recover energy from waste (EfW). By recovering energy from waste we can reduce the use of fossil fuels, cut emissions of greenhouse gases and reduce waste sent to landfill.
Our investment in EfW is part of our commitment to supplying our customers with a genuine zero waste proposition, through delivery of an integrated waste management strategy.
This process provides a disposal route for food and organic materials, turning food waste into renewable energy which is sold to the National Grid. Anaerobic Digestion is a natural process which results in the creation of a Biogas (a mixture of methane and carbon dioxide) and a digestate which can be used as organic fertiliser. Using this process means your food waste will achieve 100% diversion from landfill .
RDF (Refuse Derived Fuel)
RDF is a fuel produced by shredding and dehydrating solid waste. It is a great way of taking waste which may have otherwise gone to landfill and treating it to generate a useful commodity. Watch our video to find out more. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vGy-hleMas
Much of our wood waste is processed to manufacture a Bio Fuel which is used to generate renewable energy. This Bio Fuel, which comes in the form of wood pellets, is more environmentally friendly and significantly cheaper than using fossil fuels. For Biomass Fuel requirements please contact our sister company Tracey Timber Limited.
This provides an alternative to using fossil fuels but is not classed as renewable energy. By generating alternative energy fuels the William Tracey Group is helping to preserve many of the natural resources that we currently use as sources of energy.
At our special and hazardous waste sites we process waste solvents for secondary liquid fuel which is a replacement for fossil fuels used in cement kilns. We also capture methane gas from our unused landfill sites which is sold on to the National Grid.