The need for energy resources continues to increase dramatically in the world. Especially in developing regions, energy demand is expected to rise in parallel with population growth, industrialisation, and technological developments. As it is known that fossil energy resources cause serious environmental problems, the use of renewable energy has gained importance in the world. As a result of this, energy production from waste has started to meet most of the energy need locally. This project aims to determine the CO2 production potential of household wastes produced in Tekirdağ through incineration, between 2020 and 2045 by using the greenhouse gas inventory calculation method. This method takes calorific values, dry matter contents and fossil carbon fractions of different waste components into account as published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories. The scope of this study includes CO2 emissions from the combustion of waste components, such as plastics and certain textiles, but excludes biogenic CO2 emissions as they are not of fossil origin. It was found that the CO2 emission of household solid waste in this period is approximately 25 million tonnes and the total electricity generation potential is almost 27,868 GW in the province when the efficiency of the combusting process was assumed as 20% overall.
Anahtar Kelimeler: Biogenic Emissions, CO2 Emission Potential, Energy Production, Household Waste, Incineration