State-level assessment of the waste-to-energy potential (via incineration) of municipal solid wastes in Nigeria

Tosin Onabanjo Somorin, Sola Adesola, Aisha Kolawole

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The quest for reliable and adequate power supply in Nigeria has brought about a surge of interest in renewable energy generation, particularly from wind, solar, hydro and biomass resources including municipal solid waste. Waste-derived energy raises unique interest because of the magnitude of benefits to environmental protection and socio-economic advancement. The successful operation of Waste-to Energy (WtE) facilities in Nigeria requires continuous supply of solid waste and enabling environment amongst other factors. This study conducted a state-level assessment of the WtE potential of municipal solid waste (MSW) in Nigeria. Our findings show that the electricity generation potential for the different states in Nigeria varied from 31 to 205 MW, depending on state's waste generation capacity. The country's annual electricity generation potential from MSW was estimated to be 26,744 GWh/year, with 89% of the states having sufficient generation capacity at minimum regulatory electricity generation requirement of 50 MW. But, based on current realities such as poor collection efficiencies, Nigeria's exploitable WtE capacity from MSW was below 3800 GWh/year, with all the states having less than 50 MW capacity. On-site power generation such as dedicated power station for industrial estates and corporate users can be a feasible form of distributing energy generated from WtE facilities. The outcomes of this study are important in informing the siting of WtE facilities in Nigeria and for enabling policy framework.

LanguageEnglish
Pages804-815
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Cleaner Production
Volume164
Early online date27 Jun 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2017

Fingerprint

Waste incineration
Municipal solid waste
Potential energy
incineration
potential energy
municipal solid waste
electricity generation
energy
Electricity
Solar wind
Solid wastes
Environmental protection
Incineration
Nigeria
Energy
power generation
solid waste
Power generation
solar wind
power plant

Keywords

  • biomass
  • incineration
  • renewable energy
  • solid waste master plan
  • sustainable policy development
  • waste energy recovery

Cite this

@article{bbde384b71ed4efc87bc3d4e570fcd54,
title = "State-level assessment of the waste-to-energy potential (via incineration) of municipal solid wastes in Nigeria",
abstract = "The quest for reliable and adequate power supply in Nigeria has brought about a surge of interest in renewable energy generation, particularly from wind, solar, hydro and biomass resources including municipal solid waste. Waste-derived energy raises unique interest because of the magnitude of benefits to environmental protection and socio-economic advancement. The successful operation of Waste-to Energy (WtE) facilities in Nigeria requires continuous supply of solid waste and enabling environment amongst other factors. This study conducted a state-level assessment of the WtE potential of municipal solid waste (MSW) in Nigeria. Our findings show that the electricity generation potential for the different states in Nigeria varied from 31 to 205 MW, depending on state's waste generation capacity. The country's annual electricity generation potential from MSW was estimated to be 26,744 GWh/year, with 89{\%} of the states having sufficient generation capacity at minimum regulatory electricity generation requirement of 50 MW. But, based on current realities such as poor collection efficiencies, Nigeria's exploitable WtE capacity from MSW was below 3800 GWh/year, with all the states having less than 50 MW capacity. On-site power generation such as dedicated power station for industrial estates and corporate users can be a feasible form of distributing energy generated from WtE facilities. The outcomes of this study are important in informing the siting of WtE facilities in Nigeria and for enabling policy framework.",
keywords = "biomass, incineration, renewable energy, solid waste master plan, sustainable policy development, waste energy recovery",
author = "Somorin, {Tosin Onabanjo} and Sola Adesola and Aisha Kolawole",
year = "2017",
month = "10",
day = "15",
doi = "10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.06.228",
language = "English",
volume = "164",
pages = "804--815",
journal = "Journal of Cleaner Production",
issn = "0959-6526",

}

State-level assessment of the waste-to-energy potential (via incineration) of municipal solid wastes in Nigeria. / Somorin, Tosin Onabanjo; Adesola, Sola; Kolawole, Aisha.

In: Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 164, 15.10.2017, p. 804-815.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - State-level assessment of the waste-to-energy potential (via incineration) of municipal solid wastes in Nigeria

AU - Somorin, Tosin Onabanjo

AU - Adesola, Sola

AU - Kolawole, Aisha

PY - 2017/10/15

Y1 - 2017/10/15

N2 - The quest for reliable and adequate power supply in Nigeria has brought about a surge of interest in renewable energy generation, particularly from wind, solar, hydro and biomass resources including municipal solid waste. Waste-derived energy raises unique interest because of the magnitude of benefits to environmental protection and socio-economic advancement. The successful operation of Waste-to Energy (WtE) facilities in Nigeria requires continuous supply of solid waste and enabling environment amongst other factors. This study conducted a state-level assessment of the WtE potential of municipal solid waste (MSW) in Nigeria. Our findings show that the electricity generation potential for the different states in Nigeria varied from 31 to 205 MW, depending on state's waste generation capacity. The country's annual electricity generation potential from MSW was estimated to be 26,744 GWh/year, with 89% of the states having sufficient generation capacity at minimum regulatory electricity generation requirement of 50 MW. But, based on current realities such as poor collection efficiencies, Nigeria's exploitable WtE capacity from MSW was below 3800 GWh/year, with all the states having less than 50 MW capacity. On-site power generation such as dedicated power station for industrial estates and corporate users can be a feasible form of distributing energy generated from WtE facilities. The outcomes of this study are important in informing the siting of WtE facilities in Nigeria and for enabling policy framework.

AB - The quest for reliable and adequate power supply in Nigeria has brought about a surge of interest in renewable energy generation, particularly from wind, solar, hydro and biomass resources including municipal solid waste. Waste-derived energy raises unique interest because of the magnitude of benefits to environmental protection and socio-economic advancement. The successful operation of Waste-to Energy (WtE) facilities in Nigeria requires continuous supply of solid waste and enabling environment amongst other factors. This study conducted a state-level assessment of the WtE potential of municipal solid waste (MSW) in Nigeria. Our findings show that the electricity generation potential for the different states in Nigeria varied from 31 to 205 MW, depending on state's waste generation capacity. The country's annual electricity generation potential from MSW was estimated to be 26,744 GWh/year, with 89% of the states having sufficient generation capacity at minimum regulatory electricity generation requirement of 50 MW. But, based on current realities such as poor collection efficiencies, Nigeria's exploitable WtE capacity from MSW was below 3800 GWh/year, with all the states having less than 50 MW capacity. On-site power generation such as dedicated power station for industrial estates and corporate users can be a feasible form of distributing energy generated from WtE facilities. The outcomes of this study are important in informing the siting of WtE facilities in Nigeria and for enabling policy framework.

KW - biomass

KW - incineration

KW - renewable energy

KW - solid waste master plan

KW - sustainable policy development

KW - waste energy recovery

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85027436309&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - https://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826/12415

U2 - 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.06.228

DO - 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.06.228

M3 - Article

VL - 164

SP - 804

EP - 815

JO - Journal of Cleaner Production

T2 - Journal of Cleaner Production

JF - Journal of Cleaner Production

SN - 0959-6526

ER -