Technical Assistance for Gas Flaring System Selection and Conceptual Design to Rustavi Solid Waste Project, Georgia

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Solid Waste Management Company of Georgia (SWMCG);



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Project Description:

PMCG recently launched a new project aiming to implement a gas flaring system and provide a conceptual design to the Rustavi Solid Waste Project.
The main objective of the project is to reduce air pollution by providing an appropriate gas flaring system that reduces landfill gas (LFG) emissions.

PMCG, as part of a consortium led by HPC Paseco, under a European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) project, will carry out the following activities:

  • Baseline study: review of the present status of the closed landfill cell;
  • Selection of an LFG flaring system, taking into account: available options and the appropriateness of the proposed technologies, including experience with these technologies in similar countries; cost effectiveness of these technologies in the proposed context; technical capability of local experts to oversee project implementation and maintain the facility post-completion; and environmental, health and safety, social risks and benefits of the proposed technologies;
  • Estimation of the LFG generation rates over 30 years;
  • valuation of feasibility to install and operate a combined heat and power (CHP) unit (biogas engines); and
  • Preparation of detailed design of the collection, transmission, treatment and final flaring and/or power production units. Once the detailed design is completed, necessary training will be provided to the client.

As a result of this collaboration, LFG emissions from Rustavi Landfill will be mitigated and air pollution will be reduced.