Optimization of landfill Gas Use in Municipal Solid Waste Landfills in Latvia

Elina Dace, Dagnija Blumberga, Girts Kuplais, Larissa Bozko, Zauresh Khabdullina, Aset Khabdullin

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A mathematical model was developed and applied to estimate an optimal installed capacity of a power plant that uses landfill gas as a fuel. Economic, technological and climate parameters are considered in the model. For benchmarking purposes the feed-in tariffs of power production from renewable energy sources, as well as price of CO2 emission allowances are used. A landfill in Latvia is taken as a case for modelling. The results show that it is possible to find the optimal capacity for various grades of landfill gas quality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-299
Number of pages7
JournalEnergy Procedia
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Scientific Conference of Environmental and Climate Technologies - CONECT 2014 - Riga, Latvia
Duration: 14 Oct 201416 Oct 2014


  • Emissions
  • Landfill gas
  • Optimization
  • Power production
  • Tariff

Field of Science*

  • 2.7 Environmental engineering
  • 2.1 Civil engineering

Publication Type*

  • 3.3. Publications in conference proceedings indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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