The HUB can handle up to 150,000 tons of secondary fuels annually, making it the biggest portal for the import of Waste-derived Fuels to Finland.
After a year of planning, the new HUB was recently officially opened with Finnish’ and international industry guests present.
Located close to Helsinki at the Kilke Material Recycling Center, the facility is the biggest of Geminor’s three RDF and SRF import- and storage HUBs in Finland. The new HUB is located on a plot of land totaling 10,000 m2 and includes a hall of 3,700 adapted for the handling of Waste-derived Fuels. The WDF will be prepared for transport by walking-floor trucks and transported to various regional WtE and co-incineration facilities.
The facility will have a total capacity to handle up to 150,000 tonnes per year and will thus become Finland’s largest HUB dedicated solely to the imports of sustainable fuels. In high season, the facility can deliver up to 1100 tonnes daily to different off-takers in the region.
Country Manager for Geminor in Finland, Ismo Hiltunen, is pleased to have the new HUB in operation. “Our facility is strongly needed for the supply of WDF to local off-takers in the region. After Finland became an import market for secondary fuels, the market has struggled to find processing sites for imported waste in Finland, a challenge this facility will now help to solve. The capacity of 150,000 tonnes a year means that we could import up to 80 percent of Finland’s current total RDF imports via this HUB alone”, says Hiltunen.