Greenergy Solutions: Cebu City WTE Facility, now registered as UNFCCC- CDM Project

Cebu City Waste-to-Energy project will provide 100% reuse and conversion of the 15 hectare landfill and the daily 500 tons of Municipal solid waste generated by the City and as a Waste-to-Energy facility.
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June 7, 2012 - PRLog -- Ruth P Briones, Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Greenergy Solutions Inc. and Convener of Zero Waste Philippines has announced that the Cebu City landfill gas and Waste-to-Energy project  has  been officially approved registration at the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC)  as Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project under Project 4669.

Briones said that the project design document (PDD)  of  the  Cebu City Landfill Gas and Waste-to-Energy Project, it said that the project will capture and flare the biogas from the existing landfill.  The fresh waste for the landfill for anaerobic digestion to convert organic materials into biogas, which will be utilized for the generation of power.  

Further noted, the project will provide 100% reuse and conversion of the 15 hectare landfill and the daily 500 tons of Municipal solid waste generated by the City and as a Waste-to-Energy facility.  

The generated electricity will be sold to the National Grid. The 1.5 Million tons of residual waste at the landfill will undergo the process of Refused Derived Fuel and will be processed to produce “syngas” to generate power to be sold as additional revenue of the project.  A very important component of the project is the  remediation and closure of the landfill.

As indicated in the Project Design Document(PDD)  designated as Cebu City WTE  Project 4669 documentation, the purpose of the Cebu City Landfill Gas and Waste to Energy Project (the Project) is twofold: (a) to  reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by capturing and flaring the methane (CH4) gas from the existing Inayawan landfill, and (b) to avoid new GHG emissions from the decomposition of additional organic waste that would otherwise be disposed of in the landfill, through a process of anaerobic digestion with biogas collection. The methane captured in the latter activity will be combusted to generate electricity to be used as an alternative source of cheap, indigenous, stable and renewable source of electricity that will reduce dependence on grid power, and thus displace fossil fuel-based electricity generation that would have emitted CO2.  

The Inayawan landfill started operating in 1998 and is not expected to be closed before 2015, with a possible lifetime extension until 2025. Currently the landfill is receiving 450 tons of municipal waste daily. An additional 500 tons per day of other organic waste streams, such as night soil, market waste, commercial food waste and agro-processing wastes, such as fruit peelings, will be received at the landfill once the Project is operative.

The Cebu City Landfill is located within the 17.0 hectare parcel of land in Barangay Inayawan, along the Briones Avenue in Cebu City. This landfill started operations in 1998. The Inayawan landfill has an estimated existing waste of 1.5 Million metric tons, mostly residual waste. It is bounded on the east by the Upon Channel that separates Cebu Island and Mactan Island: Talisay City in the South; the city’s 300 hectare Southern Reclamation Project in the North; and Cebu City mainland on the West.

Cebu City is considered as one of the most progressive cities in the Philippines. About 80 percent of the island vessels operating in the country are also based there. Recently, the entry of business process outsourcing (BPO) firms such as call centers have contributed much to the growth of the local economy. BPO sites are scattered throughout the city. During the last years of the 1980s, growth has been spread to the countryside. Thus the name Queen City of the south. Aside from shell crafts, rattan furniture and stone craft, tourism may well rake in dollars.
Source:Juris P Briones
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