Companies that are looking to be environmentally responsible by striving to reduce their carbon footprint, look at the SpecFUEL opportunity as a viable outlet for their solid waste products. This fact combined with a SpecFUEL biogenic content of nominally 50%, provides a great story line when discussing the SpecFUEL alternative over landfill avoidance. SpecFUEL provides a readily accessible, high quality product to help ensure long-term commitments with end users.
Sustainable Fuel Source
Process utilizes Municipal solid waste (MSW) and other waste products
High BTU and cost effective Alternative Fuel Source
Lower Environmental Impact
Low in sulfur and mercury content compared to coal and petcoke and helps save our natural resources
Full scale state-of-the art manufacturing facility in Philadelphia, PA
Higher Quality Standards
SpecFUEL is closely monitored and meets US-EPA Non-Hazardous secondary fuel requirements.
Additional Key Benefits
SpecFUEL’s minimum calorific value is approximately 9500 BTU/lb (dry). Higher specified BTU values are achieved by blending a higher percentage of waste plastics. In addition, it’s an energy source that can be easily handled, transported and economically co-fired with biomass and other conventional soild fuels.
The SpecFUEL manufacturing process has the ability to adjust the Particle Size Distribution (PSD) and density in order to maximize the coal or petcoke fuel substitution. Other quality parameters that are closely monitored and adjusted during manufacturing include moisture, chlorine, and calorific value. Inherently, the fuel product is low in Sulfur and Mercury, averaging 0.2% and 50 ppb, respectively. This has a direct impact on emissions as substitution rates are increased.
In August 2013, the United States Environmental Protection Agency recognized SpecFUEL as a non-waste engineered fuel product under the Non-Hazardous Secondary Material (NHSM) Rule (40 CFR part 241). For further information on this designation, please CLICK HERE to view the USEPA Comfort Letter regarding SpecFUEL. The USEPA comfort letter is used to assist end users with state and/or local level permitting requirements.