New MSW management concepts in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions - design of a JI project on recovery and utilisation of landfill gas

Mona Arnold, Ulla-Maija Mroueh, Ilkka Savolainen

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Abstract

Increasing restriction on emissions from waste management has generated a number of clean waste management technologies that potentially can be applied in Kyoto Protocol project-based CDM and JI mechanisms.. These mechanisms give a strong incentive to construct and operate waste management installation in host countries as it generates income from selling certified emission reductions (CERs) or emission reduction units (ERUs). The paper focuses on new concepts of MSW management in the reduction of GHG emissions. The emission reduction potentials of the concepts are assessed in reference cases. Implementation costs of the concepts are estimated as well as the business opportunities under CDM or JI mechanisms. Furthermore,the paper outlines a JI-project on landfill gas recovery combined with utilization of the gas. The case study describes recovery of landfill gas on a landfill in St Petersburg in order to reduce CH4 emissions at the landfill site, and thus to generate Emission Reduction Units (ERUs).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Waste Management and Landfill Issues, Sardinia 2007
EditorsR. Cossu, L.F. Diaz, R. Stegmann
Place of PublicationItaly
Publication statusPublished - 2007
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event11th International Symposium on Waste Management and Landfill Issues, Sardinia 2007 - Sardinia, Italy
Duration: 1 Oct 20075 Oct 2007

Conference

Conference11th International Symposium on Waste Management and Landfill Issues, Sardinia 2007
CountryItaly
CitySardinia
Period1/10/075/10/07

Keywords

  • landfill gas recovery
  • Kyoto protocol
  • emission reduction

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    Arnold, M., Mroueh, U-M., & Savolainen, I. (2007). New MSW management concepts in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions - design of a JI project on recovery and utilisation of landfill gas. In R. Cossu, L. F. Diaz, & R. Stegmann (Eds.), Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Waste Management and Landfill Issues, Sardinia 2007