MINSK, 15 March (BelTA) – Plants to make refuse-derived fuel (RDF) will be built in Belarus, BelTA learned from Artyom Shkryl, Deputy Director of the state enterprise Operator of Secondary Material Resources.
A national strategy has been adopted in Belarus to regulate the management of solid municipal waste and secondary material resources. It defines the main ways the country will follow in order to reach the waste utilization rate of 90% in 2035. Using the waste to generate energy is one of the ways the strategy stipulates. Alternative fuel also known as RDF can be made out of waste. A processing line that uses RDF was commissioned at OAO Krasnoselskstroymaterialy in 2021.
Artyom Shkryl said: “We strongly hope that the first facility to make RDF will be finished at a waste processing plant in Grodno this year. Later on we intend to build centralized plants to make RDF in Volkovysk District and Krichev District. A facility to make such fuel is also supposed to be built in Minsk.”
Waste composting is another way the national strategy stipulates. “Facilities for composting solid municipal waste are already being introduced in Belarus. They compost primarily so-called green waste such as grass, leaves, and branches since they enjoy the highest demand, including in city services,” the executive added.