Joint optimisation of the future Danish waste and energy system

Marie Münster, Amalia Rosa Pizarro, Raffaele Salvucci, C. Cimpan, H. Wenzel, Hans Ravn

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    Abstract

    In this article the impact of the future development of the energy system on the feasibility of waste treatment options is analysed. In the article two different optimization tools are used: a regional electricity model (Balmorel) and a national waste treatment and district heating model (OptiWaste). When performing optimization by minimizing the socio-economic costs, into future energy systems with high wind power production, it proves feasible primarily to incinerate waste in large scale combined heat and power (CHP) plants, whereas more incineration takes place in decentralized CHP plants in future scenarios with higher biomass consumption, where the average heat prices are higher. In both scenarios, biogas produced from organic waste is upgraded and fed into the natural gas grid and waste is incinerated rather than being centrally sorted in a material recovery facility.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium
    Number of pages17
    PublisherEUROWASTE
    Publication date2015
    ISBN (Print)9788862650212
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventSardinia 2015 - 15th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium - Cagliari, Italy
    Duration: 5 Oct 20159 Oct 2015
    Conference number: 15

    Conference

    ConferenceSardinia 2015 - 15th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium
    Number15
    CountryItaly
    CityCagliari
    Period05/10/201509/10/2015

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    Münster, M., Pizarro, A. R., Salvucci, R., Cimpan, C., Wenzel, H., & Ravn, H. (2015). Joint optimisation of the future Danish waste and energy system. In Proceedings of the 15th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium EUROWASTE.