Monday, 11 August 2014

Award winning shredder residue project

The new European Metal Recycling & Chinook Sciences Oldbury End Stage Recycling Plant recently won a MRW award for Best Energy-From-Waste Initiative.
The two companies partnered to develop a world-leading recycling and energy-from-waste plant, currently being commissioned in Oldbury, West Midlands, which will process 180,000 tonnes a year of shredder residue, recovering up to 10,000 tonnes of previously landfilled metal.  Plus, it will generate up to 40MW of electricity, of which up to 32MW will be exported to the grid.
Chinook’s active pyrolysis technology can process any feedstock with organic content from contaminated aluminium scrap to municipal, commercial or industrial waste, and processes heavily contaminated scrap metal without the need to pre-process.
The process then recovers valuable ferrous and non-ferrous metals, as well as glass and other inerts. Metals recovered are in a clean form, ready for recycling or onward sale.
The process typically requires only the residues from the air pollution control requiring disposal, so allowing for maximum landfill diversion.
Chinook’s technology and processes also allow it to clean and purify the syngas, turning it into a clean fuel. This can be fed into power generating options including combined steam turbines or gas engines.
The plant which has a negative carbon footprint of more than 57,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent a year, is the first of three being developed by the Innovative Environmental Solutions joint venture, of which Chinook is the majority partner.
An estimated one million tonnes of ASR (and the metal within it) ends up in landfill each year. Chinook’s plants would have the capability to process most of this, using its Rodecs system of advanced thermal treatment technology for metal recycling and renewable energy generation.  This technology was developed by Chinook in 1999, and is now in its ninth generation.
Motor Vehicle Dismantlers Association of Great Britain Office 5, Top Floor,
Charrington House, 17A Market St, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 6JX, UK.
Tel: (01543) 254 254
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