DRIMM's solid recovered fuels (SRF) production facility

Optimising energy recovery of non-recyclable waste

As a part of the Séché Environnement group, a specialist in the circular economy and waste recovery, the DRIMM site in Montech treats non-hazardous waste from industry, local authorities and households in the Tarn-et-Garonne region. It commissioned Artelia to manage the modification of its solid recovered fuels (SRF) production facility, a way of recovering energy from certain types of non-recyclable waste.


Located in the municipalities of Montech and Escatalens, DRIMM, a Secché Group company, has a sorting centre for household packaging and a high-performance sorting centre for large items of waste (furniture, business waste), which recycles 55,000 tonnes of materials a year. In addition, it produces solid recovered fuel (SRF) from non-recyclable waste. These SRFs are a source of energy that some industries are using to replace fossil fuels as part of their transition process.

Artelia helped to modify this SRF production facility in order to meet market requirements. Our teams assisted DRIMM in the definition of the expected tool, which would be both more flexible and able to produce high-quality SRF.
With a capacity of 20 t/h, the new facility was designed to accept waste furniture (from Eco Furniture contracts), waste from economic activities (WEEE), sorting rejects from selective collections and single-product inputs. After defining the programme for the project, Artelia assisted DRIMM in preparing the calls for tender and awarding the contracts, and then managed the works through to completion.