Alternative Fuels

Landfills pose major risks to the environment through pollution and methane emissions. As organic waste decomposes, landfills release methane – a potent greenhouse gas that contributes significantly to climate change. This is why sustainable waste solutions that minimize landfilling are urgently needed to reduce its environmental impact. One effective strategy is producing alternative fuels from waste materials.

Alternative fuels like refuse-derived fuel (RDF) from municipal solid waste, solid recovered fuel (SRF) from integrated waste (IW) and tire-derived fuel (TDF) can:

  • Reduce amounts of waste going to landfills by up to 40%
  • Create new markets for previously underutilized waste streams
  • Provide renewable, cost-competitive fuel for power plants and industry
  • Lower dependence on imported fossil fuels
  • Cut transportation costs and emissions from landfilling waste

Alternative fuel production supports the transition to a circular economy by utilizing waste as a valuable resource. By keeping materials in use for longer, alternative fuels aligned with circular economy principles reduce pressure on finite natural resources.

BioMasr helps reduce methane emissions from landfills by up to 60% through collecting and utilizing landfill gas as well as producing alternative fuels from waste. Our alternative fuel solutions is indispensable in a transition to a circular economy.
Our services include:

  • Landfill gas collection systems to capture methane for energy generation
  • Production of alternative fuels like:
        • Refuse-derived fuel (RDF) from municipal solid waste
        • Solid recovered fuel (SRF) from integrated waste
        • Compost from organic waste

The process of Alternative fuel production at BioMasr involves:

  • Collecting and pre-processing waste through shredding, screening and washing
  • Drying waste to below 20% moisture
  • Size reduction to less than 2 inches for improved flowability and handling
  • Storage of RDF/SRF in compliance with regulations
  • Utilization:
        • Co-firing RDF with coal in power plants
        • Direct combustion in industrial boilers
        • Gasification to produce syngas for energy


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