Hartlepool based waste management firm Niramax Group, has signed a three-year refuse derived fuel (RDF) supply deal with PROBIO Energy to send material to Bulgaria, the company has announced.
The agreement will see 30,000 tonnes of waste per year diverted from landfill and exported to Bulgaria to be used as fuel for cement kilns. An initial 6,000 tonne shipment is due to leave Hartlepool next week.
Managing director of Niramax, Frank Antropik, said: “This is an excellent development, not only due to the quantities involved but because it is waste which was destined for landfill.
“One of our big drivers for 2016 is to continue to reduce the amount of waste which ends up at landfill sites.”
Stuart Rain, managing director of PROBIO Energy, said: “Our partnership with Niramax is continuing to grow. They provide the consistent quality of fuel which we require and we are delighted to have this additional contract to supplement our existing agreements we have with them.”