Waste Characterization Study and Evaluation of Moldova’s Prospects for Waste-to-Energy Production
PMCG, a subcontractor of Tetra Tech, has begun working on a new USAID-funded project in Moldova titled “Waste Characterization Study and Evaluation of Moldova’s Prospects for Waste-to-Energy Production.”
The project aims to determine the potential for waste-to-energy (WTE) production in Moldova, to promote energy security, and to encourage sustainable waste management practices in the country. The project covers the municipalities of Chisinau and Balti, with populations of 532,513 and 102,457, respectively.
To achieve this goal, PMCG conducted a first workshop on April 6, introducing stakeholders, relevant ministries, and representatives of the municipalities to the project’s goals, objectives, and scope.
In the course of the project, which is a part of the four-year USAID-funded Moldova Energy Security Activity (MESA), PMCG is conducting a waste composition study to identify the types and amounts of waste generated in the selected municipalities. Based on the study’s results, the project team will assess the feasibility of implementing WTE technologies and select the most effective and environmentally friendly technologies for WTE production accordingly.
This project will contribute to Moldova’s sustainable development practices, reducing its dependence on fossil fuels, and promoting the generation of renewable energy. Moreover, the project could pave the way for a more sustainable and greener future for Moldova by leveraging the potential of WTE production. This project marks a significant step towards promoting sustainable waste management and energy security practices in Moldova, and its success could set an example for other countries in the region to follow.
“The development of a waste-to-energy project in Moldova is significant with regard to addressing waste management challenges, increasing the share of renewable energy in the country’s energy mix that would lead to energy system diversification and security and creating economic opportunities,” said Roni Kvachadze, Consultant at PMCG.