Peru: Huaycoloro landfill gas capture and combustion
(The Netherlands CDM Facility)
UNFCCC Reference No.: 0708
The project is located at the Huaycoloro landfill in the Huaycoloro Valley in Peru. The Huaycoloro landfill opened in 1994 and is anticipated to remain open until about 2040, with a total capacity of approximately 40 million tons of solid waste.
The project’s purpose is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, in particular reduce methane emissions through capture and flaring of Huaycoloro’s landfill gas (LFG). The project helps furnishing economic development to the local community by creating jobs – much of the construction and development funding is to be spent locally for drilling, piping, construction and operational personnel.
In addition to the positive effects on the climate and development, the Huaycoloro project reduces possible health risks by destroying most of the non-CH4 organic compounds, mainly volatile organic compounds (“VOCs”) and hazardous air pollutant (“HAPs”), that are present in Huaycoloro’s LFG before it is flared. Huaycoloro project makes it surroundings a better and safer place to live and do business.
¹Project descriptions are current as of project inception.