Israel – The government of Israel has opened the country’s largest refuse derived fuel (RDF) plant at the Hiriya Recycling Park, the Jerusalem Post has reported. The new NIS 400 million (US$ 110 million) waste sorting and recycling site is located right at the foot of the region’s landfill.
The modern-day RDF plant will process 1500 tons of household waste every day. This equals almost half the garbage from the residents of the Gush Dan region.
It is believed that the material will yield 500 tons of alternative fuel daily to provide some 20% worth of energy for cement production at the nearby Nesher Israel Cement Enterprises plant.
‘The RDF plant is one of the most advanced and largest in the world – spearheading a steadfast and diligent effort of the Dan Municipal Sanitation Association to improve and advance waste management in Israel, and in the Dan Region in particular,’ comments Doron Sapir, chairman of the Hiriya Recycling Park.
The advanced RDF plant was funded by Hiriya Recycling Park, Nesher Israel Cement Enterprises, and Veridis Environmental Group.