DATASET

Potential of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) as renewable energy resource in Europe

Collection: GIS-RE : Geo-Information System for Renewables 

Description

This study explores the situation of waste management options currently employed and investigates how MSW can contribute to increase the renewable energy supply in Europe. For this purpose, a GIS-based methodology was developed to analyse the spatial distribution of MSW resources and to identify the optimal location of potential new WtE plants.

The Global Human Settlements (GHS) project from the Joint Research Centre (JRC) was used as spatial proxy for the spatial distribution of the MSW. The results correspond to geospatial layers at 1 sq. km cell grid for the target year of 2015 for the following resources: generated waste, recycled waste, and waste sent to composting.

Contact

Email
jrc-renewables (at) ec.europa.eu

Contributors

How to cite

Scarlat, Nicolae; Fahl, Fernando; Dallemand, Jean-Fran├žois (2018): Potential of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) as renewable energy resource in Europe. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/jrc-10076-10003

Keywords

GIS Energy from waste Bioenergy Municipal solid waste Renewable energy

Data access

Spatial distribution of MSW in Europe
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  • The data are provided in the form of raster layers (geotiff) representing the spatial distribution of generated, composted and recycled MSW in Europe at 1km of spatial resolution.

MSW aggregated at NUTS2 level
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  • The data describes the amount of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)

    aggregated at NUTS-2 level that can be used for energy production.

Publications

Publication
Status and Opportunities for Energy Recovery from Municipal Solid Waste in Europe
Scarlat, N., Fahl, F., & Dallemand, J.-F. (2018). Status and Opportunities for Energy Recovery from Municipal Solid Waste in Europe. Waste and Biomass Valorization. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12649-018-0297-7

Geographic areas

European Union

Temporal coverage

From date To date
2000-01-01 2013-12-31

Additional information

Published by
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Created date
2018-12-14
Modified date
2021-02-17
Issued date
2018-12-07
Language(s)
English
Data theme(s)
Energy, Science and technology
Update frequency
irregular
Identifier
http://data.europa.eu/89h/jrc-10076-10003
Popularity
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