What is the future potential for imports of combustible municipal waste to countries with extensive district heating hetworks? - A case study of Denmark

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In Europe landfilling is the most widely used method for managing municipal solid waste. By constrart, the northern European waste market is characterized by high capacities from energy recovery plants, mostly incineration in cogeneration facilities. In Denmark, there is an overcapacity of incineration plants and this study aims to analyse if import of waste is beneficial during an interim period to divert landfilling or if it might be profitable to invest in overcapacity in the long-term in those countries where heat from incineration can be recovered. The energy and waste management system are described through linking of mathematical models, taking a holistic approach. In the short-term it pays off to import waste, avoiding landfilling; however, in the longer-term, benefits from waste trading will depend on the price of heat markets.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium
Number of pages20
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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