Invited Session: Closing Dumpsites
Using Methane Biological Oxidation to Finance Closure of Dumpsites
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
10:15 – 10:45
The main objective of the study is to propose a methodology to estimate the potential carbon credit that could be obtained by Mediterranean countries to finance the placement of soil caps to close their dumpsites, through carbon offset credits that takes advantage of methane emission reduction associated with methane oxidation in soil caps. This study consisted of using a numerical model, which combines water balance with a gas transport and oxidation, to simulate methane emission and oxidation through simulated soil caps for dumps located in the Mediterranean Basin.
By attending this presentation, participants will better be able to understand how to use methane oxidation in soils as a way to fund closure of dumpsites.