The sustainable use of urban solid waste is one of the challenges facing modern society. One viable alternative includes its use in electric power generation.
The lack of suitable areas for final disposal of such wastes causes the problem to be even bigger. For this reason, using residential or industrial waste as an energy source has proven to be a very interesting alternative for the world in recent decades.
In December 2010, MPX started a research with this focus, relying on the resources provided by the US Trade and Development Agency
The consultant hired for the project will assess, in the Brazilian case, what can be recovered for power production in the solid waste
chain, and which components have higher calorific value, and which techniques are most recommended.
The main energy generation technologies from solid waste include: