A $26.7 Million Solid Waste Processing Plant Will Be Launched in Kharkiv in Late 2019 – Will Use Landfill Gas and Initially Produce 16,000 MW of Electricity per Year While Reducing 58,000 Tons of Carbon Dioxide Emissions

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source: https://en.interfax.com.ua/news/economic/542450.html

Interfax,
Published on November 2, 2018

A plant for processing solid household waste in the city of Derhachi, Kharkiv region, will be commissioned at the end of 2019, Deputy Mayor of Kharkiv on Housing and Utilities Services Andriy Rudenko has said.

“The planned capacity of the complex for processing solid waste is 400,000 tonnes per year. The contractual cost of construction is $26.722 million. Financing is 100% at the expense of the World Bank loan funds in the framework of the Urban Infrastructure Development 2 project,” Rudenko told Interfax-Ukraine.

According to him, the customer of the project and the plant operator is Municipal Waste Treatment Company. The complex will serve Kharkiv and the territory of the adjacent districts of Kharkiv region: Derhachi, Kharkiv, and Zolochiv.

The plant will produce 16,000 MW of electricity per year in the first year of operation, later it is planned to increase the capacity to 53,000 MW per year (for the tenth year of operation). According to Rudenko, it is planned to increase the capacity by utilizing landfill gas, which will also allow reducing gas emissions equivalent to 58,000 tonnes of carbone dioxide in the first year and 194,000 tonnes in the tenth year of operation.

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