A degassing station was built near Chernivtsi at the Chernivtsi landfill, which will produce electricity from landfill methane.
This landfill is the main one in the region, but previously there was no such equipment necessary for the operation of the landfill, reports Public.
The deputy mayor of the city Ihor Krohmal said that the station was built by the private enterprise "Gratus Technology", which will process waste. The company plans to sell this energy at a green tariff. Chernivtsi community will receive 13% of the amount from each kilowatt of electricity produced.
According to him, degassing is the main requirement for the operation of landfills, because methane emissions can pollute the atmosphere. A number of Ukrainian cities have already launched similar projects.
"More than 50% of solid household waste is organic. During decomposition, they release methane gas, which pollutes the atmosphere. Under pressure, methane escapes. Pipes will be laid at the landfill to collect this biogas and feed it under pressure to a turbine, and then process it into kilowatts." , – explained Krohmal.
It is noted that the station will become operational after concluding an agreement with the contractor. If "Gratus Technologies" does not start degassing, the contract with it will be terminated and a tender will be announced for a new contractor.
Earlier, EcoPolitic wrote, that Khmelnytskyi earned more than 6 million hryvnias in four years from the production of electricity from landfill gas, which is extracted at the local solid waste landfill.
As EcoPolitic previously reported, in May 2022, a biogas power plant which will produce more than 800,000 m3 of gas per year was launched in Lviv at the Hrybovytsky solid waste landfill (SWW).