UAE-based Dulsco introduces 1st Refuse Derived Fuel plant in the region

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Desk Reporter
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UAE-based integrated solutions provider and the Official Waste Management Partner of Expo 2020 Dubai, Dulsco has introduced its Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) plant, a first of its kind in the region.

According to the statement, the waste to energy plant can process more than 70,000 tons of waste per annum, which is equivalent to 7,000 garbage trucks diverted away from landfills.

The RDF plant, currently located within the Expo 2020 Dubai premises, has an innovative processing methodology that treats waste to produce a refuse derive fuel product.

David Stockton
David Stockton

“The waste to fuel plant is an important addition to our collection of waste treatment facilities, as treating waste arising is an integral part of a sustainable waste management process. Expo 2020 Dubai was a great platform for Dulsco to utilize our state-of-the-art processing facility and expertise to treat waste which helped us achieve in excess of 85 percent waste diversion from landfills. Our aim is always to find solutions to make the communities that we serve more efficient, productive, and sustainable. We will continue to invest heavily in technology and innovation, as we remain committed to supporting the UAE’s drive for sustainability and the country’s mission to achieve a circular economy.”

As per the statement, “The waste is pre-treated before being processed and the output product conveniently serves as a fuel feed to power the plant itself or is used by cement and other factories as an environmentally friendly and more sustainable alternative to natural gas.”

The RDF Plant, which enables Dulsco to treat waste, emphasizes the company’s commitment to sustainability and supports its drive toward achieving a circular economy with an effective long-term solution for waste management in the region in line with the UAE’s Circular Economy Policy 2021-2031.

The company said that the factories and businesses across the UAE can now access the waste recycling services from Dulsco and contribute to a greener, more sustainable economy.

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