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Edmonton’s RDF Facility – CONCEPT to IMPLEMENTATION. SWANA Northern Lights Conference, Edmonton, AB – June 20, 2013 Lena Aitken, Project Engineer, City of Edmonton Uwe Eschenhorst, Project Manager, Vecoplan LLC. Outline. History of Edmonton’s journey to Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) production.

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edmonton s rdf facility concept to implementation

Edmonton’s RDF Facility – CONCEPT to IMPLEMENTATION

SWANA Northern Lights Conference, Edmonton, AB – June 20, 2013

Lena Aitken, Project Engineer, City of Edmonton

Uwe Eschenhorst, Project Manager, Vecoplan LLC

outline
Outline
  • History of Edmonton’s journey to Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) production.
  • RDF – what is it?
  • RDF Project – from concept to final design
  • Welcome Vecoplan!
    • Major Equipment Supplier
    • Design Build Construction Management Services
history
History
  • Cloverbar Landfill is getting full!
    • 2009 was estimated closure date
    • Starting premise – there IS a better solution to landfilling
  • City already had very established recycling and composting programs, currently diverting 60% of the waste
    • Looking to process the remaining 75,000 tonnes/yr of Composting residuals and 5,000 tonnes/yr of MRF residuals.
  • Specific targets include:
    • Increase Edmonton’s landfill diversion rate from 60% to 90%
    • Reduce Edmonton’s need for landfilling, without going to traditional combustion systems.
rdf what is it

IPTF

Biofuels Facility

RDF – What is it?
  • RDF is the feedstock for the future biofuels facility
iptf functions and phasing

March 2010

Pre-Processing Area

Transfer Station

August 2009

IPTF Functions and Phasing

November 2012

Phase 2

Phase 3

RDF Facility

Phase 1

rdf what is it1

Transfer Station

MSW

Organics to ECF

RDF to Biofuels

RDF Facility

Pre-process

Area

- MRF Residuals

- ECF Residuals

- Wood Waste

RDF – What is it?
  • Produced in the 3rd Phase of the Integrated Process and Transfer Facility (IPTF)
    • Sort out the most suitable material from the trash and residuals.
    • Process it to achieve homogenous, quality, and uniform material.
rdf project concept to design
RDF Project – Concept to Design

Considerations along the way….

  • Low speed shreddervs. High speed shredder
    • Separate explosion proof building required to house the high speed shredders.
  • Equipment Supply & Design Build Construction Management vs. Design–Bid–Build
    • Equipment manufacturing firm designs and supplies equipment systems with demonstrated performance.
    • Performance guarantee for the production of RDF.
rdf concept in the beginning
RDF Concept in the Beginning

In-Feed

Primary

Shredding

Screening

Heavies

Removal

Fines Bunker

Heavies Bunker

Ferrous

Removal

Non-Ferrous

Removal

‘RDF Block Diagram’ that was used in the Request For Proposal

Ferrous Bunker

Non-Ferrous

Bunker

Secondary

Shredding

RDF

Conveying

welcome vecoplan
Welcome Vecoplan!
  • Major Equipment Supplier
  • Design Build Construction Management Services for the IPTF Phase 3 (RDF) Project
  • Project Manager: Uwe Eschenhorst
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