A new Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) production facility is now fully operational in Wonju city, South Korea. Korean waste management specialist Zion has built the alternative fuel manufacturing plant to make smarter use of its residual materials. Now, with the new system in place, pre-sorted C&D and C&I waste is being shredded to produce a homogenous 50 mm fuel for the cement industry.
The Untha XR3000C shredder with cutting concept was chosen following a series of trials at Untha’s Austrian headquarters in Kuchl. Demonstrations showed the technology could comfortably achieve throughputs of 60 to 70 tons per day with scope to almost double that moving forward. As reported, Zion can accomplish a 40 to 50 mm particle size from the single step shredding of plastic bales, which has further boosted the company’s SRF production capabilities.
Committed to principles akin to Europe’s waste hierarchy, Zion extracts as many materials as possible – including bricks, metal, sands, glass and batteries – for re-use or recycling, prior to them entering this SRF manufacturing stream.
Adding some final thoughts, Zion’s President Ms. Geumju Kim said: “Our family-run business is incredibly passionate about renewable energy, from solar power to alternative fuel production. Now that our new SRF plant is up and running, with state-of-the-art configurable technology in place, the next step is to investigate relationships with different customers. We can satisfy varied specifications, and look forward to improving South Korea’s resource agenda.”
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