Fortis is a leader in the recycling and processing of IBA (Incinerator Bottom Ash), derived from the Energy from Waste industry. The business manufactures a high quality construction material, called Fortistone® IBA Aggregate, that can be widely used across the construction industry as a sustainable alternative to primary aggregate, supporting the circular economy.
Fortis has made significant recent investments in the IBA industry, most recently having invested in an advanced IBA Processing Facility in the Southeast which became operational earlier this year. The facility services both enfinium’s Kemsley Energy from Waste Facility and London Energy’s Edmonton Energy Recovery Facility and has a processing capacity of 400,000 tonnes of IBA per annum. At its full capacity, Ridham IBA 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.
The latest IBA processing facility has seen significant investment, aligning it with Fortis’s continuous research and development program into new and pioneering technologies, thereby increasing the quantity of metals recovered and the quality of Fortistone® IBA Aggregate being produced.
In commissioning the new facility in Kent, Fortis has introduced Fortistone® to the construction industry in the Southeast region, providing local authorities and construction companies with a greener, lower carbon material which can be used as an alternative to importing primary aggregates into the region. IBA processing plays a vital role in the circular economy and its contribution towards sustainable waste management practices is crucial to our environment.
Fortis and enfinium have collaborated to create a video which 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 energy from waste and processing IBA as part of our country’s efforts to advance towards a more circular economy. The video can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdxeqBdSs2k
Commenting on the partnership; Lee Thompson, Fortis Business Development Director 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 possible. I am immensely proud that our efforts and responsible approach to sustainability and carbon has resulted in Kemsley IBA travelling less than one mile to our Ridham IBA processing facility, keeping vehicle movements and carbon to an absolute minimum.”
Dr Jane Atkinson CBE, enfinium Chief Operating Officer said: “enfinium is constantly looking for ways to minimise the impact of its operations on the climate, and by partnering with Fortis, 100% of the ash generated from the Kemsley energy from waste facility is recycled into a sustainable manufactured aggregate for the construction industry. The new Ridham facility is located less than a mile from enfinium Kemsley, helping keep vehicle movements and carbon footprint to a minimum.”