Submitted by: Center for integrated studies on climate change and the environment - Centro Clima Coppe UFRJ
Implemented country: Brazil
Title: Combustion of Refused Derived Fuel from Urban Solid Wastes
The project aims to use the incineration of urban solid wastes to reduce the amount disposal in landfills and to avoid methane formation from its anaerobic decomposition. This activity is made possible with the construction of a prototype plant that will consume 30 tons a day of garbage. Limited by the furnace size, Usinaverde will be able to supply a thermal power plant with a generating potential capacity of 440 KW. The qualitative leap of this technology is its treatment of the gaseous emissions of the incineration process through a use of a system for washing gases and vapors. In addition to the environmental advantages of avoiding the disposal of solid wastes in sanitary landfills, where their natural decomposition would release methane, the project enables the use of these wastes to generate electrical energy from renewable sources.