Negative Emissions in the Waste-to-Energy Sector: An Overview of the Newest-CCUS Programme

10 Pages Posted: 7 Apr 2021

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Mathieu Lucquiaud

University of Edinburgh; SINTEF Energy Research

Laura Herraiz

University of Edinburgh - School of Engineering

Dan Su

University of Edinburgh

Camilla Thomson

University of Edinburgh

Hannah Chalmers

University of Edinburgh

Michael Becidan

SINTEF Energy Research

Mario Ditaranto

SINTEF Energy Research

Simon Roussanaly

SINTEF Energy Research

Rahul Anantharaman

SINTEF Energy Research

Joseba Moreno Mendaza

University of Stuttgart - Institute of Combustion and Power Plant Technology (IFK)

Max Schmid

University of Stuttgart - Institute of Combustion and Power Plant Technology (IFK)

Muhammad Akram

Govt. Graduate College

Karen N. Finney

University of Sheffield - Energy 2050

Mohamed Pourkashanian

University of Sheffield - Department fo Mechanical Engineering

Peter van Os

TNO, NL

Roberta Veronezi Figueiredo

TNO,NL

Juliana Garcia Moretz-Sohn Monteiro

TNO, NL

Earl Goetheer

TNO Information and Communication Technology in Delft

Date Written: March 25, 2021

Abstract

The deployment of Carbon Capture and Storage technologies in the waste management sector can make municipal and industrial waste a strategic resource for climate change mitigation. The generation of energy, in the form of electricity and heat, via the processing and incineration of waste already avoids methane emissions from landfill. The addition of CCS to Waste-to-Energy plants with CO2 capture levels close to 99% can reduce their CO2 emissions to the atmosphere close to zero. With CCS, biogenic carbon in waste becomes a domestic source of negative emissions with a supply chain that would complement other negative emission technologies, such as Bio-Energy with CCS (BECCS).

The NEWEST-CCUS project is an ongoing €2.5M multidisciplinary (2019-2022) project involving academics and researchers from six organisations and four European countries. It seeks to improve understanding of technologies and opportunities for negative emissions in the waste-to-energy sector. This paper outlines the broad range of activities undertaken by the consortium in response to key challenges facing the sector.

Keywords: negative emissions, waste to energy, CO2 capture, CCUS

Suggested Citation

Lucquiaud, Mathieu and Herraiz, Laura and Su, Dan and Thomson, Camilla and Chalmers, Hannah and Becidan, Michael and Ditaranto, Mario and Roussanaly, Simon and Anantharaman, Rahul and Moreno Mendaza, Joseba and Schmid, Max and Akram, Muhammad 7 and Finney, Karen N. and Pourkashanian, Mohamed and van Os, Peter and Veronezi Figueiredo, Roberta and Garcia Moretz-Sohn Monteiro, Juliana and Goetheer, Earl, Negative Emissions in the Waste-to-Energy Sector: An Overview of the Newest-CCUS Programme (March 25, 2021). Proceedings of the 15th Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference 15-18 March 2021, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3812571 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3812571

Mathieu Lucquiaud (Contact Author)

University of Edinburgh ( email )

Old College
South Bridge
Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9JY
United Kingdom

SINTEF Energy Research ( email )

Kolbjørn Hejes vei 1A
Trondheim, NO-7034
Norway

Laura Herraiz

University of Edinburgh - School of Engineering

The Kings Buildings
Edinburgh, EH9 3JL
United Kingdom

Dan Su

University of Edinburgh

Old College
South Bridge
Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9JY
United Kingdom

Camilla Thomson

University of Edinburgh ( email )

Old College
South Bridge
Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9JY
United Kingdom

Hannah Chalmers

University of Edinburgh

Old College
South Bridge
Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9JY
United Kingdom

Michael Becidan

SINTEF Energy Research ( email )

Kolbjørn Hejes vei 1A
Trondheim, NO-7034
Norway

Mario Ditaranto

SINTEF Energy Research ( email )

Kolbjørn Hejes vei 1A
Trondheim, NO-7034
Norway

Simon Roussanaly

SINTEF Energy Research ( email )

Kolbjørn Hejes vei 1A
Trondheim, NO-7034
Norway

Rahul Anantharaman

SINTEF Energy Research ( email )

Kolbjørn Hejes vei 1A
Trondheim, NO-7034
Norway

Joseba Moreno Mendaza

University of Stuttgart - Institute of Combustion and Power Plant Technology (IFK) ( email )

Pfaffenwaldring 23
Stuttgart, 70569
Germany

Max Schmid

University of Stuttgart - Institute of Combustion and Power Plant Technology (IFK) ( email )

Pfaffenwaldring 23
Stuttgart, 70569
Germany

Muhammad 7 Akram

Govt. Graduate College ( email )

Kot Sultan
Burewala PC, Punjab 61010
Pakistan

Karen N. Finney

University of Sheffield - Energy 2050

Ella Armitage Building, Level 3
40 Leavygreave Road
Sheffield, S3 7RD
United Kingdom

Mohamed Pourkashanian

University of Sheffield - Department fo Mechanical Engineering ( email )

Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street
Sheffield, S1 3JD
United Kingdom

Peter Van Os

TNO, NL

Netherlands

Roberta Veronezi Figueiredo

TNO,NL ( email )

Netherlands

Earl Goetheer

TNO Information and Communication Technology in Delft

Delft
Netherlands

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