Assessing the value of a prospective landfill gas recovery and use project is one of the first steps in determining whether to undertake a project and is critical in attracting funding. Each landfill gas project has a unique set of factors that affect the appropriate technical design and sources of finance. Accurately determining how much gas is accessible and signing a long-term off-take contract with a utility firm or other buyer are the two most basic method of securing funding for a landfill gas project.
Afvalzorg can provide a comprehensive technical and financial site-specific analysis of likely costs and how much revenue the project will generate over time under several different scenarios. This process requires:
- Technical feasibility assessment in order to determine the quantity and quality of gas over time, to point out the best options in respect of gas usage or sales, and to ascertain whether a landfill needs retrofitting.
- Initial financial feasibility assessment that gives a scenario analysis of likely costs and revenue for each of the gas usage options identified in the technical feasibility assessment and potential incentives or assistance that might be available.
If the technical and financial analyses are satisfactory, the next step is a detailed financial and economic assessment, setting out the financial framework throughout the lifetime of the landfill gas extraction system as accurately as possible.