Landfill gas recovery, energy generation and biogas distribution from CTR Santa Rosa

Landfill gas recovery, energy generation and biogas distribution from CTR Santa Rosa 600 384 Climatetrade

The objective of this project is to avoid methane emissions from municipal waste treated CTR Santa Rosa landfill in Brazil.

CTR Santa Rosa landfill, Waste Treatment plant

The privately operated landfill of CTR Santa Rosa is located in Rio de Janeiro state, in Seropédica municipality, close to Rio de Janeiro city, the second most populous Brazilian city. CTR Santa Rosa covers an area of 1,699,512.97 m2 and started receiving waste in March 2011, having received all necessary environmental licenses for operation. The landfill will initially receive an expected 6,000 tons per day for the first year of domestic solid waste from Rio de Janeiro, Seropédica and Itaguaí municipalities.

The project

The present CPA is to be implemented as part of the CDM PoA: Caixa Econômica Federal Solid Waste Management and Carbon Finance Project

Caixa Economica Federal. Caixa is a large, semi-private Brazilian bank with experience implementing other large-scale government lending and disbursement projects. Caixa created a large-scale Program of Activities (PoA) with the UNFCCC CDM to establish a framework for carbon finance for projects within the program’s scope. Caixa is the Coordinating/Managing Entity responsible for all coordination, financial and technical assistance, oversight, validation and verification of carbon emissions. 

First phase

Phase 1 of the Carbon Credit Project was developed from 2012 to 2019, in which the collection and flaring of landfill gas in high temperature enclosed flares was carried out, avoiding the emission of more than 2.5 million tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.