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Geminor implements quality control on SRF in transport

Geminor has announced it is implementing quality control measures on secondary fuels under transport. 

The first tests, which were started as a pilot project this spring, have been carried out on solid recovered fuel (SRF) on trucks from Poland. These tests were conducted by an independent accredited laboratory.  

 A sample of the fuel is collected by laboratory staff from the truck. Geminor added that if the SRF is transported in baled form, a probe will be used for sampling. The results of the analysis will then be given within two weeks of testing. 

According to Geminor, one of the challenges addressed by these tests is the variation in calorific value due to fluctuating moisture levels in waste. It has highlighted that the initiative also aims to improve its control over other fuel parameters such as chlorine and sulphur. 

Variability  

Wojciech Oset, account and TFS manager, Geminor Poland, said: “An increase in moisture content has a direct impact on the calorific value of SRF. We have encountered variability in the quality of waste from producers over time, which makes random quality checks a necessity.  

“By performing these tests, we aim to assure both sides of the value chain – the waste producers and the off-takers – that the waste-derived fuels meet rigorous and expected standards.” 

Mr Oset added: “By implementing these quality control measures we can monitor the waste shipments over time, and thereby contribute to enhancing the overall quality of the waste we deliver.” 

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