SUEZ and Circular Fuels Limited (CFL) have solidified their collaboration with a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly develop a refuse-derived fuel (RDF) alternative to liquid petroleum gas (LPG) at CFL’s upcoming Teesside facility. The primary objective of this partnership is to produce renewable and recyclable dimethyl ether (rDME), a low-carbon liquid gas, providing off-grid households and businesses reliant on LPG an avenue to significantly reduce their carbon footprint. With the potential to cut emissions by over 85% compared to fossil fuels and the ability, when combined with carbon capture, to achieve over 100% emissions savings, this initiative aligns with the UK’s ambitious net-zero target for 2050.
SUEZ’s multifaceted role in this venture includes co-designing and operating the pre-treatment process for RDF production, offering operation and maintenance services for the anticipated plant output of over 50,000 tonnes of rDME, and supplying a substantial portion of the required 250,000 tonnes of RDF feedstock. The plant, drawing feedstock from both household and commercial sources, emerges as a significant contributor to the fuel industry’s broader objective of attaining 100% renewable status by 2040, presenting a commercially viable and sustainable LPG alternative.