Waste-to-Energy Project Supplies National Grid

Summary

"With the Doña Juana Land­fill Gas to En­ergy pro­ject, Bogotá is cap­tur­ing land­fill bio­gas and turn­ing it into elec­tri­city de­livered to res­id­ents via the na­tional grid. While the city had been cap­tur­ing and des­troy­ing meth­ane from land­fill waste since 2009, this past year it be­came the first Colom­bian city to go a step fur­ther and cre­ate elec­tri­city from this waste. The pro­cess is un­der­taken at the land­fill’s plant, which boasts one of the largest bio­gas sys­tems in the coun­try. The plant has a ca­pa­city of 30 MW of elec­tri­city, op­er­at­ing 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The pro­ject re­duces CO2 emis­sions by 900,000 tons per year, and, by 2018, the city plans to con­struct two ad­di­tional plants, fur­ther in­creas­ing the pro­duc­tion of bio­gas and de­creas­ing CO2 emis­sions.

In ad­di­tion to re­du­cing green­house gas emis­sions, the pro­ject has an in­nov­at­ive so­cial com­pon­ent. Twenty-four per­cent of the pro­ceeds from the sale of car­bon emis­sion re­duc­tion cred­its and 4% of elec­tri­city sales are al­loc­ated to so­cial in­vest­ment in sur­round­ing com­munit­ies."

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