The Boryspil and Browary landfills are located near Kiev in Ukraine. Installing landfill gas capture at these landfills and using this to generate heat and power for nearby residential buildings can reduce greenhouse gas emissions with an estimated 30,000 to 39,000 tCO2e/year.
In 2005 the Ukrainian government adopted legislation on capturing landfill gas and flaring the gas or using is after the landfill has been closed. Municipalities or landfill operators lack funding to invest in landfill gas extraction and utilization. Despite the legal requirements landfill gas capture projects, these projects are only implemented under the Joint Implementation framework of the UNFCCC. Climate finance is crucial to overcome the investment, technological and commercial barriers to landfill gas capture projects.
In the first stage of the project the landfill gas will be flared. In that stage the project will generate no revenues other than the revenues from the sale of ERUs. Once the gas capture rate is high enough, the landfill gas will be used to generate heat and power.
As a shareholder of Climate Focus, I supported with estimating the emission reductions of these two projects, and with the first steps towards registration. Unfortunately, due to issues unrelated to the services which we provided under this project, the registration process was terminated before it was concluded.
Client: Econsil GmbH