Study into Utilization of Methane Gas at Bela-Tserkov Landfill Site, Ukraine

Global Environment Centre Foundation(GEC)

Reports of CDM/JI Feasibility Studies

Title of Feasibility Study (FS)Study into Utilization of Methane Gas at Bela-Tserkov Landfill Site, Ukraine
FYFY 2007
Main Implementing EntityShimizu Corporation
FS Partner(s)Bela-Tserkov Municipality, Chugoku Electric Power Co., Inc.
Location of Project ActivityBela-Tserkov City, Ukraine
Summary of FS ReportSummary (PDF236KB)
Description of Project ActivityThe Project aims to effectively utilize landfill gas (LFG) comprising mainly methane gas generated on Bela-Tserkov Landfill Site in Bela-Tserkov City, Ukraine, and to flare off the excess gas that isn’t used. The target landfill site covers a total area of around 11 ha, it started operation in 1983, and it is scheduled to receive waste until around 2012.
The project proposes to install landfill gas (LFG) collection pipes on the landfill site, and to collect and treat LFG before piping it to a district heating plant roughly 2 km away, where it will be used in a boiler for supplying hot water to the local area. Meanwhile, LFG that cannot be used in the boiler will be combusted and destroyed via flare stacks.
Since the utilization of heat from this system will lead to reduction in use of natural gas as fuel for the boiler house, the project can be expected to have an energy saving and a greenhouse gas reduction effect. Moreover, since methane gas in the LFG that cannot be used in the boiler can be converted to carbon dioxide through combustion and destruction in the flare stacks, there will be a further greenhouse gas emissions reduction effect.
The system is composed of gas collection equipment (vertical extraction wells, horizontal gas drains, blowers, airtight sheet), gas treatment facilities, LFG burners and flare equipment.
Targeted GHGCarbon Dioxide (CO2), Methane (CH4)
Category of Project ActivityWaste Management
Duration of Project Activity/ Crediting Period2009~2023/ 2009~2012
Baseline Methodology/ AdditionalityBaseline setting:
Version 8 of ACM0001 “Consolidated baseline and monitoring methodology for landfill gas project activities” shall be applied to the project.
The following scenario has been set for the baseline:
  • LFG handling: There is no collection of LFG at all.
  • Fuel in the district heating plant: Natural gas (maintenance of the status quo)
Demonstration of additionality:
Additionality will be demonstrated using the “Tools for the demonstration and assessment of additionality.” In this, the baseline scenario will be identified and demonstrated via a process of screening and investment analysis. In the investment analysis, a benchmark shall be used to demonstrate that the project is not the baseline.
Estimation of GHG Emission Reductions410,063t-CO2 (estimated total for 2009~2023)
Monitoring MethodologyVersion 8 of ACM0001 “Consolidated monitoring methodology for landfill gas project activities” shall be applied to the project.
Environmental Impact AnalysisThe Project will have the following positive effects on the environment and thus conforms to environmental protection policy:
  • Environmental improvement effect in terms of preventing odor from the landfill site;
  • Environmental improvement effect in terms of reducing pollutant emissions in the atmosphere through the collection of LFG;
  • Environmental improvement effect in terms of preventing fires on the disposal site; and
  • Fossil fuels substitution effect in the district heating system.
Issues and Tasks for Project RealisationIn the Project, the participants on the Japanese side will raise funds commensurate to the initial investment, however, it is planned for Bela-Tserkova City and the Project implementing enterprise to implement the ordering of construction works and all operation activities (monitoring, operation and maintenance of instruments, accounting, management of ERUs, outsourcing and subcontracting, personnel affairs and reporting, etc.).
It is scheduled to implement the Project works in the second half of 2008 and to advance preparations with a view to commencing operation from January 2009. A Project implementation period of 15 years is scheduled.
Since uncertainty exists over the projected incoming amount of solid waste and the generated amount of LFG and there is also risk concerning setting of the Project period, it will be necessary to carefully assess these risks when advancing the Project.