New shredding operation boosts SRF production capabilities in South Korea

A new Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) production facility is currently fully functional in Wonju city, South Korea, thanks to the expertise of world-wide shredding firm UNTHA and local associate PERITUS.

With the new system in place, pre-sorted C&D waste and C&I waste, is being shredded to create a homogenous 50mm fuel for the cement industry.

The UNTHA XR3000C shredder with cutting theory was chosen following a series of trials at UNTHA’s Austrian headquarters. Demonstrations showed the technology could achieve throughputs of 60-70 tonnes daily, with extent to almost double that moving forward.

The XR3000C’s flexibility also means Zion can achieve a 40-50mm particle size in the single measure shredding of plastic bales, which has further boosted the firm’s SRF creation abilities.

Remarking on this particular job, UNTHA’s Head of Business Unit Waste Peter Streinik said:

“South Korea may simply be in the infancy of its Waste yet the nation has formed an extremely advanced and disciplined method of its waste roadmap, relatively quickly. Legislation is in spot to drive the generation of 50mm SRF, and the necessary infrastructure is quickly evolving to accommodate this.”

“What we see here with Zion however, is not just a company striving for conformity. They’re profitability, prioritising energy efficiency and innovation also, to realise the wider advantages that come with smarter waste management.”

Devoted to principles akin to Europe’s waste hierarchy, Zion extracts as many substances as possible – including bricks, glass, sands, metal and batteries – for re-use or recycling, prior to them entering this SRF production stream.

“Now that our new SRF plant is ready to go, with state-of-the-art configurable technology in position, another step is to investigate relationships with customers that are different. Varied specifications can satisfy, and look forward to enhancing South Korea’s resource program.”

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