Danish ARGO extends secondary fuel cooperation with Geminor

Source: press release, 25 October 2022

Geminor RFD stored in southern Italy
Geminor RFD stored in southern Italy (photo: Geminor)

The Danish energy producer ARGO has entered into a new agreement with Geminor for the supply of RDF for energy recovery until 2027.

The recently signed agreement is a prolonging of an existing cooperation between the two companies that has lasted for several years. According to the new contract, Geminor will deliver 100,000 tonnes of Refuse-derived fuel (RDF) from 1 January 2023 until 2027. The RDF supplied will be fuel at ARGO’s district heating plant in the municipality of Roskilde.

The residual waste Geminor supplies is mainly mixed Italian household waste which is ground, baled and transported by ship to Denmark from southern Italy. This is residual waste that would otherwise be deposited.

The Country Manager at Geminor Denmark, Kasper Thomsen, is satisfied with how the contract has been secured through more comprehensive cooperation within the value chain.

“Coordinating and securing the supply of secondary fuels in Europe is an operation that requires the involvement of more players than before. In Italy we collaborate with several waste producers, and we have landed more robust logistics and transport contracts in order to secure deliveries in a relatively turbulent transport market,” says Thomsen.

“The market for secondary fuels is becoming increasingly complex in terms of logistics. This requires, among other things, more liquidity among the industry players, as well as better planning and more detailed back-up solutions,” Thomsen adds.

“We are delighted with the renewed trust ARGO has shown us, and are looking forward to securing the deliveries of RDF in the coming winter seasons,” concludes CM of Geminor DK, Kasper Thomsen.