Optimization of Landfill Gas Use in Municipal Solid Waste Landfills in Latvia
A mathematical model was developed and applied to estimate an optimal installed capacity of a power plant that uses landfill gas as a fuel. Economic, technological and climate parameters are considered in the model. For benchmarking purposes the feed-in tariffs of power production from renewable energy sources, as well as price of CO2 emission allowances are used. A landfill in Latvia is taken as a case for modelling. The results show that it is possible to find the optimal capacity for various grades of landfill gas quality.
Emissions; Landfill gas; Optimization; Power production; Tariff
Dāce, E., Blumberga, D., Kuplais, Ģ., Bozko, L., Khabdullina, Z., Khabdullin, A. Optimization of Landfill Gas Use in Municipal Solid Waste Landfills in Latvia. Energy Procedia, 2015, Vol.72, 293.-299.lpp. ISSN 1876-6102. Pieejams: doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2015.06.042