Select Committee on Environmental Audit Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence


Annex A

METHANE GAS PARAMETERS

    —  M3, CH4, 310 M3 CO2 and other.

    —  310 M3 CH4 equates to 0.6785 kg.

    —  Annual requirement for one Mw/year = 8,760 (hours) x 310 x 0.6875 = 1,867 tonnes methane/year.

    —  One tonne of domestic waste yields 160 kg methane over a 20-30 year period.

    —  11,600 tonnes refuse yields one Mw/year over 30-40 years.


 
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