SUEZ and Circular Fuels agree partnership for UK's first industrial scale waste to low-carbon LPG plant

SUEZ recycling and recovery UK and Circular Fuels Limited have agreed to work together to deliver a sustainable liquid petroleum gas replacement from RDF. The collaboration will work at Circular Fuel’s planned plant, Teesworks in Teesside.
SUEZ and Circular Fuels agree partnership for UK's first industrial scale waste to low-carbon LPG plant
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SUEZ recycling and recovery UK and Circular Fuels Limited have agreed to work together to deliver a sustainable liquid petroleum gas replacement from RDF. The collaboration will work at Circular Fuel’s planned plant, Teesworks in Teesside. Chief Executive Officer at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, John Scanlon, said:

We’re looking forward to deploying SUEZ’s extensive expertise in energy recovery to work with Circular Fuels Limited as it scales up production of its LPG replacement fuel for households and businesses.” 

The gas replacement is a renewable and recycled DME, a low-carbon liquid gas with a low greenhouse gas footprint. The gas could reduce emissions by 85% over the project lifetime compared with fossil fuels and achieve over 100% emissions savings through the use of carbon capture. SUEZ and Circular Fuels Ltd hope this fuel will help the UK achieve its 2050 Net Zero Target. John Scanlon noted how beneficial this fuel could be. He said: 

Not only will this offer a fossil fuel alternative for off-grid households and businesses, it provides SUEZ’s customers with an innovative solution that reduces the carbon impact of managing their residual waste.

Renewable and recycled carbon DME is a sustainable fuel that can form part of the UK’s transition to a Net Zero economy. It also has the potential to achieve negative CO2 emissions and replace more carbon intensive fuels, such as coal and heating oil.”

Feedstock for the plant will come from household and commercial sources. The pre-treatment process transforms the non-recyclable waste into RDF, enabling its utilization in the advanced gasification process to produce syngas, which is then synthesised into DME.

The Commercial Director at Circular Fuels Limited, Ed Hartley, has expressed excitement for the collaboration. He said:

Seeing the commitment from companies like SUEZ in the development of a circular economy through production of Renewable & Recycled Carbon DME enables its critical role in delivering an energy transition for off-grid areas, and cements the importance of our mission. I look forward to seeing what we are able to achieve together in this partnership.”

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