Partnership video with enfinium showcases new Ridham IBA processing facility in Kent
FORTIS IBA Ltd, leading specialists in the recycling and production of incinerator bottom ash (IBA), have released a new partnership video with enfinium showcasing Ridham IBA processing facility in the South East.
The state-of-the-art IBA processing facility in Kent aligns with Fortis’s continuous research and development programme into developing new and pioneering technologies, including increasing the number of metals recovered and the quality of Fortistone IBA Aggregate (a high-quality construction material) being produced.
Ridham IBA processing facility, which opened earlier this year, services both enfinium’s Kemsley energy-from-waste (EfW) facility and London Energy’s Edmonton energy recovery facility. It has a processing capacity of 400,000 tonnes of IBA per annum.
At its full capacity, Fortis say the processing facility has the potential to help divert 300 million black bin bags from going to landfill each year and preserve over 350,000 tonnes of primary aggregate from having to be quarried and imported into the local construction market.
In commissioning the new IBA facility in Kent, Fortis introduced Fortistone to the construction industry in the South East, providing local authorities and construction firms with a greener, lower carbon material, which can be used as an alternative to importing primary aggregates into the area.
Moreover, IBA processing plays a vital role in the circular economy and its contribution towards sustainable waste-management practices is crucial to the environment.
Commenting on the partnership with enfinium, Lee Thompson, business development director at Fortis, said: ‘Fortis and enfinium have continually worked together since 2017. During this time, one of our joint ambitions and key objectives was to provide the most sustainable solution for Kemsley IBA. I am immensely proud that our efforts and responsible approach to sustainability and carbon have resulted in Kemsley IBA traveling less than one mile to our Ridham IBA processing facility, keeping vehicle movements and carbon to an absolute minimum.’
Dr Jane Atkinson, enfinium’s chief operating officer, said: ‘enfinium is constantly looking for ways to minimize the impact of its operations on the climate, and by partnering with Fortis, 100% of the ash generated from the Kemsley EfW facility is recycled into a sustainably manufactured aggregate for the construction industry.’
Fortis and enfinium have collaborated to create a video that takes viewers on a journey to see the energy-from-waste and IBA processing operations. This video aims to illustrate the waste-management process and underscore the significance of generating EfW and processing IBA as part of the UK’s efforts to advance towards a more circular economy.