Reducing 100,000 tonnes of coal consumption per year
The new plant can convert up to 250,000 tonnes per year of dry mixed commercial, industrial, construction and demolition waste into PEF (RDF) and reusable commodities. In total, it is estimated that the plant’s production can replace over 100,000 tonnes of coal consumption per year, the equivalent of taking 20,000 cars off the road in terms of greenhouse gas emissions reduction. Amongst other customers, the facility will supply PEF to Boral Australia, Australia’s largest cement supplier, for its cement kiln as a replacement for coal.*
ResourceCo’s biggest project
Building the new plant was a large and demanding project, the first of this size for ResourceCo. They worked with an experienced consultant on the design of the processing line for their new plant. After finalizing the processing line design it was time to select a suitable pre-shredder to efficiently turn the waste into usable products. The consultant reviewed the waste-to-fuel process and identified Metso as having the best suitable technology in the market. This assessment led ResourceCo to contact Metso in 2015, marking the beginning of the cooperation. Following careful planning in close cooperation with Metso’s sales and technical experts, the M&J PreShred 6000S was chosen as the best solution for the plant’s needs.
With an impressive output (up to 50 tonnes per hour), it is one of the largest pre-shredders on the market and widely recognized for its robust design and high reliability. “We invest only in proven technologies to achieve our goal of playing a key role in Australia’s ambition to reduce waste to landfill and carbon emissions,” says Ben Sawley, CEO of ResourceCo.** Metso completed the installation and provided training in operating and maintaining the machine.