This presentation was held at the thematic event on recycling technologies in landfill management projects held in Mechelen on July 3, 2019.

Yves Tielemans (Group Machiels) presented LFM, ELFM and Interim Use as part of an integrated Dynamic Landfill Management strategy. 

As per today the Remo landfill is a state-of-the-art landfill for industrial waste from recycling processes (± 300 kton/annum). The landfill design, the leak detection system, the on site water treatment plant and CHP landfill gas valorisation at the Remo landfill were presented.

An overview of the two most appropriate options for landfill mining was given:

  1. The ‘classic’ landfill mining is a fast solution (less than two years) with main purpose to resolve an environmental problem and/or reclaim land for redevelopment.
  2. The ‘enhanced landfill mining’ is a more tailored solution that aims to maximize the potential of materials, energy and land recuperation. These projects have often a longer duration (10 to 25 years).

At the Remo landfill a transition towards Closing the Circle is planned. At first the materials landfilled are excavated, and sorted in order to reuse where possible. Materials that can only be used as RDF are processed in a gasplasma cycle in order to produce plasmarok that can be further processed to building materials and syngas that can be upgraded to hydrogen and used as fuel. 

The reclaimed land can be redeveloped to create a nature park after mining of the landfill.

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