Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Point of contact: jrc-renewables@ec.europa.eu

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

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, waste sent to composting, remaining waste potential, and waste already used by existing plants.

Contributors
Nicolae Scarlat nicolae.scarlat@ec.europa.eu
Fernando Fahl fernando.fahl@ext.ec.europa.eu
Jean-François Dallemand jean-francois.dallemand@ec.europa.eu 0000-0002-3836-5131
How to cite
Scarlat, Nicolae; Fahl, Fernando; Dallemand, Jean-François (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
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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

    DOI:10.1007/s12649-018-0297-7

Additional information
Issue date 2018-12-07
Landing page https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/
Geographic area European Union
Temporal coverage

From: 2000-01-01 – To: 2013-12-31

Update frequency irregular
Language English
Data theme(s) Energy; Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 36 SCIENCE; 66 ENERGY
Identifier http://data.europa.eu/89h/jrc-10076-10003

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