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Table 5 Energy recovery from waste (own elaboration)

From: The potential of a sustainable municipal waste management system for Santiago de Chile, including energy production from waste

  Biogas/landfill gas collected (million Nm3year−1) Net energy production (GWh year−1) Alternative fuel (RDF) production (thousand Mg) Thermal recovery (substitution of conventional fuels (GWh year−1)
  BAU CR MI BAU CR MI BAU CR MI BAU CR MI
Anaerobic digestion 47 65 - 63 88 - - - - - - -
Anaerobic digestion in MBT plants - 37 - - 44 - - - - - - -
RDF from MBT - - - - - - - 265 - - 1,057 -
Landfill gas collected (2030) 440 377 489 890 763 989 -   - - - -