Community wastes to be turned into refuse-derived fuel


Bangkok – Thailand’s Pollution Control Department is set to turn community waste into Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) to make energy provision more sustainable.

The PCD held a strategic meeting this week on waste management with representatives from related agencies. The meeting discussed the production of RDF and drafted criteria for identifying fuel worthy materials from community waste.

They are also planning to ask the natural environment committee to lay down waste sorting standards for communities to follow and develop a waste purchase contract between RDF suppliers and buyers to prevent purchase irregularities.

In addition, they will urge the government to set up a supply chain network between cement factories and waste treatment plants, provide them with financial support in the event of declining fuel prices and prevent illegal waste disposal.