Waste-to-energy solutions

Energy to waste installation

Creating high-value RDF with MSW and C&I waste

Since the future belongs to alternative energy sources, MSW and C&I wastes are more and more seen as one of such resources, largely driven by legislation and the increasing scarcity of some materials. Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) is a result of processing MSW and C&I waste by separating the combustible fraction from the non-combustibles, such as metals and glass.

RDF has a higher calorific value than untreated MSW and C&I and can be used to produce electricity or as an alternative for fossil fuels, for instance for cement kilns and power plants. Its use can help on the way to reduce fossil fuels dependence and GHG emissions as well as to increasing energy security.

At Bollegraaf we offer unmatched support in designing waste-to-energy installations and strive to deliver maximum diversion from your waste stream.

Energy to waste installation of Bollegraaf

An example of our waste to energy installations processing and sorting MSW-waste to produce high-quality Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF)

With most MSW and Commercial and Industrial waste, input may vary. Reliable installations need to be able to handle various input streams with control of calorific value and size of the RDF output as well as to separate valuable commodities, such as plastics, from the waste stream. Differences in physical properties as size or shape of different objects, density, weight etc. allow ferrous and non-ferrous, plastics, glass, stones, and fines to be effectively separated from the MSW or C&I stream. These valuables are then fit for reuse. This is the very reason why Bollegraaf provides customer-specific solutions, which enable you to be versatile and optimize the profitability of your plant.

Bollegraaf’s waste processing systems have an excellent track record of low downtime. They also give you full control of the calorific value and size of the RDF output which means that you can provide your customers with on-spec RDF. It makes us partner of choice for major waste processing companies worldwide.


Key equipment for waste-to-energy installations

Lubo AWS Starscreen

Lubo anti wrapping disc screen AWS is a unique technology for plastic film sorting with highest efficiency in size separation. AWS solves a major problem of wrapping of film, tape and textile.

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Lubo Air Drum Separator

The Lubo Air Drum Separator is perfectly suited for separation of construction and demolition (C&D) waste and commercial and industrial (C&I) waste as well as cardboard and plaster.

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The RoBB is a fully automated sorting robot, ready and capable of sorting and separating valuable items for recovery during various stages of a waste sorting process.

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Lubo Elliptical

Lubo Elliptical is a state-of-the-art ballistic sorting machine which is known for its agitation movement and adjustable screen angle. This facilitates an extremely high separation quality for various waste streams.

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MSW Cardiff

In 2005, the Cardiff County Council (CCC) commissioned Bollegraaf to build a fully automated facility to recycle 60,000 tons of co-mingled, mixed, and dry recyclable materials annually.


Patrick McGrath, General Manager: “Our goal was to minimize operational cost, with as few people on the line as possible. With the design of the facility, Bollegraaf really lived up to our expectations.”

Cardiff County Council (UK)

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