Feasibility study – LFG utilization Rivne MSW Landfill, Ukraine
Period 2009-2011
Services Market Research
Location Ukraine
Partners Ukraine

(jointly with Renewable Energy Agency (REA))

Objective: to perform an assessment of the Landfill site and amount of LFG available and the options for the LFG utilization at Rivne MSW Landfill.

Project description:

Evaluation of the LFG quality and availability at the Rivne landfill through a pump test based on three-wells limited collection system and open flare; evaluation of the technical and economical options for the implementing of full-scale LFG recovery system; evaluation of the available LFG utilization options, including flaring, electricity generation and direct LFG use.

Project activities:

  • Pump test proposal, design and implementation, measurement results analysis;
  • Development of Landfill Gas model, feasibility study;
  • LFG Collection System Design;
  • Flare installation

Place of implementation: Rivne MSW Landfill, Ukraine

Project financing: Environmental Protection Agency, United States of America (US EPA); Methane to Markets Partnership (M2M))

Main project parameters

Number of wells: 3 wells and 6 probes
Average LFG flow rate: 27.8 m3/h
Average CH4 content in LFG: 38.8 %
Expected GHG emission reductions: 2.5-2.6 th. t СО2-eq

Total project cost:

  • $3 522 377 — flaring option
  • $4 463 306 — CHP option

Utilization of LFG:

  • Flaring
  • Combined heat and power generation