Using Solar Power for Producing Alternative Fuels

Norwich-headquartered PSH Environmental Ltd has unveiled a project to transform waste into a renewable energy source – using only solar power.

The announcement follows a significant re-investment into a 12,000 square feet new building, 40 percent extension to the yard, new wash plant, solar system, and a UNTHA XR3000C mobil-e shredder. Capable of processing a range of difficult waste materials for alternative fuels, the electric-driven shredder runs entirely from solar energy generated by PSH Environmental, on site.

As reported by shredding technology provider Untha UK, a 90-millimeter screen processes grade C wood down to a homogenous biomass product for a local energy plant. Furthermore, a 130-millimeter screen can be interchanged in as little as 15 minutes. By this means, PSH Environmental was able to reduce the density of other skip, bulky and C&I waste for RDF (Refuse Derived Fuel). “The flexible shredder can also handle other bespoke products – even those notoriously considered economically unshreddable or too difficult to handle.”

The plant is now capable of throughputs of 40 tons of material per hour, which equates to 80,000 tons per annum.

(Published in GLOBAL RECYCLING Magazine 3/2023, Page 57, Photo: Untha)