From waste to fuel
In a world where fossil fuels run out it is necessary to search for alternatives. N+P is one of the pioneers who set up installations for processing industrial waste streams into alternative fuels. These alternative fuels replace lignite, bituminous coal and other fossil fuels. Mostly commercial and industrial, sorted, non-recyclable paper-plastic fractions are being used as raw material to produce alternative fuels. N+P has grown into one of Europe’s market leaders in producing and supplying alternative fuels. Cement kilns, power stations and lime kilns use alternative fuels instead of primary, fossil fuels in their kilns and boilers.
Using waste as alternative fuel prevents waste from ending up in landfill, a destination that results in soil and air pollution. The usage of alternative fuels also results in the reduction of the use of fossil fuels, ca. 1.000 kg of alternative fuels replace 800 kg of coal. The CO2 emissions of waste combustion are lower than the emissions when coal is combusted, and typically alternative fuels consist of at least 50% biomass, which burns carbon neutral.
Alternative fuels from N+P are delivered at various international locations. N+P can invest in infrastructure, e.g. to bale or debale the products. The logistics are organized efficiently and as requested by the end user. The alternative fuels are transported to the end user by ship, in bulk, in containers or by silo truck. N+P also provides notifications that are needed for trans frontier waste movements and takes care of the complete administrative process regarding all transports. In order to monitor the quality of the material N+P has an own quality department.
N+P’s product portfolio exists of a wide range of industrial residues and alternative fuels. Normally N+P produces the alternative fuels according to specifications as requested by the end user. Low or high calorific and coarse or in powder form.
The calorific value of a fuel shows the amount of energy in calories. It indicates how fast a fuel warms 1 kilo water from 14.5 degrees Celsius to 15.5 degrees Celsius by atmosphere pressure. A term that replaces calorific value is heating value.