Host Country: MyanmarJCM Model Project

Introduction of Waste to Energy Plant in Yangon City

PP(Japan): JFE Engineering Corporation, PP(Myanmar): Yangon City Development Committee

Outline of GHG Mitigation Activity

The objective of this project is to build and operate a waste-to-energy plant that (1) generates electricity, some of which will be supplied to a power company, resulting in reduction of fossil fuel consumption at the power plant, (2) mitigates electricity shortage, (3) reduces CH4 emissions from landfill disposal, and (4) improvement of waste management in Yangon City. This is a pilot project conducted by Yangon City for promotion of waste-to-energy, with relatively small capacity (60t of waste per day). Groundbreaking is scheduled in October, 2015.

Expected GHG Emission Reductions

4,732 tCO2/ year
(2,358tCO2 accounts for the energy-originated CO2)

  • The calculation is based on the condition of 60t of waste treated per day and operation of 310days per year, 24 hours per day (operating ratio: 85%).
  • The emission factor refers to the latest CDM project in Myanmar (0.8tCO2/MWh).