With help of the Pace-Net Plus (PNP) programme supported by the European Union, Afvalzorg organised and provided theoretical and practical hands on training in Fiji on methane emission reduction management in cooperation with the University of the South Pacific.
The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) from New Zealand was also participating in the programme.The aim of the Pace-Net Plus Programme was as follows:
- Provide a platform for collaboration between European landfill gas and climate experts and experts from the region (Pacific Island Countries and Territories, PICTs);
- Quantify methane emissions from the Naboro landfill and perform fluxbox measurements to determine methane oxidation rates in the landfill top cover;
- Perform a technical and economical feasible development trajectory of landfill gas recovery and utilisation at the Naboro landfill.
During the PNP programme in Fiji, Afvalzorg provided training at the University itself as well as practical training on methane oxidation at the Naborro landfill site. A summary of activities and findings was presented at the University to students, teachers and stakeholders of the Fiji government during a wrap-up session, enabling the local experts and stakeholders to continue the emission reduction programme.
To allow for future methane emission research in Fiji, Afvalzorg donated a FID methane analyser to the University of the South Pacific at the end of the project.