n IMIESA - CDM projects, the Durban way : Marc Kenneth Rebyl Wright : solid waste

Volume 36, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 0257-1978
  • Author
  • Source : IMIESA, Volume 36, Issue 6, Jun 2011, p. 61 - 63
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)



A waste-to-energy project concept originated in 2003 when it was decided to install a landfill gas extraction and electricity-generating plant at the three Durban Solid Waste (DSW) landfills. An Emissions Reduction Purchase Agreement (ERPA) for emission reductions (ERs) was signed with the World Bank in 2004 for all three sites, namely, La Mercy Landfill, Mariannhill Landfill and the largest site, Bisasar Road Landfill. It was intended as a single project but owing to the delays in the environmental impact assessment (EIA) process and appeals received it was decided to split the project into two components. Component 1 was for a 1 MW plant at Mariannhill and a 0.5 MW plant at La Mercy, for which record of decision (RoD) and designated national authority (DNA) approval had been received, and Component 2 for an 8 MW plant at Bisasar Road Landfill.

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