Fig. 4. Energy potential from waste generated (left column) and collected (right column) in Africa in 2012 (top line) and 2025 (bottom line).Figure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload as PowerPoint slide
Fig. 5. Energy potential of LFG from waste generated (left column) and collected (right column) in Africa in 2012 (top line) and 2025 (bottom line).Figure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload as PowerPoint slide
Although all these figures provides a broad and accurate overview at country level, considering the fact that in this study a unique national average value for the waste collection was applied, there is an uncertainty about the exact amount of DAPTinhibitor that could be made available at each location. This needs to be further refined, depending on the availability of data on waste management at the city level.
5.4. Potential electricity generation from waste
The potential of electricity production from waste was calculated for incineration in waste-to-energy plants and the use of landfill gas in internal gas combustion engines, which are neuromuscular junction best suited options for electricity generation in Africa, being able to be installed on a modular basis and having low installation costs. In the calculations, as mentioned above, an electricity efficiency of 20% was considered for waste incineration and an efficiency of 30% was considered for the landfill gas use in internal combustion engines.