Integrating Energy Recovery into Solid Waste Management Systems

Small Scale Energy From Waste – Drives and barriers

Date May 2016


The International Energy Agency Bioenergy Task 36 – ‘Integrating Energy Recovery in to Solid Waste Management Systems’ (Task 36) reviewed small scale energy from waste (EfW) systems in (Stein and Tobiasen, 2004). That review examined the technology and economics of small-scale energy conversion systems and reported on the level of commercial availability in IEA Bioenergy Task 36 member countries. There has been a demand for an update on that report for a while. However, since there has not been a major leap in technology since that report, the aim of this updated task report is focused on the drivers and barriers regarding small scale EfW.