Fuelling industry and mitigating climate change
At WKE, we have made it our mission to develop a waste-derived alternative fuel that stands up to the challenges faced by heavy industry, including cement, power, steel and brick.
Used as part of your carbon-reduction journey or in place of conventional fuel altogether, solid improved recovered fuel (SIRF) pellets can help heavy industries boost their ESG profiles and make the world a greener place.
“Our goal is to produce a quality, stable and compliant fuel which will enable our customers to enhance their ESG scores with a cleaner energy at a lower cost.” – Ian Jones – CEO
SIRF pellets have a significantly lower cost per gigajoule of energy, and the raw material is sourced locally.
SIRF pellets offer stability in terms of specification and price, and benefits for companies reporting on ESG scores.
Gate fees for SRF could peter out. SIRF pellets offer a more consistent and ecological solution.
As a substitute for natural gas in brickmaking, there are significant pollution-reducing benefits to using SIRF pellets.
SIRF pellets provide a stable and consistent feedstock, improving the reliability and predictability of gasification operations.
07 December 2023
The 6200 gross tonne vessel was loaded with more than 7000 tonnes of WKE fuel pellets from WKE’s processing facility at AV Dawson-owned Port of Middlesbrough before setting sail earlier this month.Read More
19 October 2023
plant’s first international shipment, with the 7,000-tonne vessel due to set sail in November.Read More
26 April 2023
we’ve been shortlisted for an award! We’re up for best Sustainable Alternative Fuels Progress award at the letsrecycle.com Awards for Excellence 2023.Read More
SIRF pellet benefits at a glance
- SIRF pellet production: 108kg CO2 per tonne
- Coal (electricity): 2,223kg CO2 per tonne
- Coking coal: 3,222kg CO2 per tonne
- Wood pellet production including transportation from the USA:123kg CO² per tonne
- Calorific Value: 19 to 21
- Ash content: 11% to 16%
- Biomass content: greater than 50%
- Chlorine: 0.5% – 0.9%