Prime Infra waste unit starts production of low-carbon RDF in Cebu
Prime Integrated Waste Solutions Inc. (PWS) has started supplying low-carbon refuse-derived fuel (RDF) produced from processed municipal solid waste. Operationalizing the recyclables business through RDF production is part of PWS’ transformation strategy focused on creating value from waste.
“PWS was established with the strategic objective of significantly reducing landfill waste to 20 percent or less through modern waste management and resource recovery solutions. By harnessing the potential of RDF, we convert waste into a valuable resource, creating a direct positive impact on the environment and the community,” said Prime Infra President and CEO Guillaume Lucci.
“RDF production in our waste facilities is anchored on Prime Infra’s sustainability agenda to deliver infrastructure that supports the decarbonization goals of our customers and other stakeholders,” said Lucci.
PWS currently has operations in Cebu where it receives and processes around 1,000 tons of municipal solid waste daily.
The waste that comes into the facility is segregated to recover recyclable waste, which is then classified further into RDF material and carefully sorted to assure the material’s quality is up to par with the standards set.
These RDF materials are shredded to reduce the size of the material, and eventually fed into the facility’s baling machine to compact and wrap the shredded waste for safer transport and delivery.
“With new and state-of-the-art equipment coming in, our goal in terms of RDF supply from our Cebu facility is to increase capacity to at least 100 tons per day,” said Prime Infra Waste Sector Lead Carla Angelica Peralta.
“The supply of RDF marks the initial phase in Prime Infra’s waste to value activities,” Peralta said.
The PWS Cebu facility will soon be semi-automated with investments in high-tech equipment for waste segregation and storage.
The equipment will not only aid in an efficient sorting and recovery process but will also support Prime Infra’s objective of converting recovered resources into sustainable fuels such as pyrolysis oil, renewable natural gas, and green methanol.
PWS is also expanding its operations by developing other facilities across the country.
Prime Infra is Filipino businessman Enrique K. Razon Jr. ‘s infrastructure arm that focuses on building assets that support the most urgent sustainability priorities – energy, access to clean water, and waste management.
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