The Socioeconomic value of importing waste

Ea Energy Analyses has analysed the socioeconomic consequences associated with importing waste to fill unused capacity in Denmark’s existing waste incineration plants.


The analyses compares different scenarios with and without waste import. In the analysis, it is assumed that when no waste is imported, the unused capacity will either be closed down, used for burning of wood chips or used with reduced usage time.


The analysis shows that it is profitable to import waste for incineration in the Danish CHP plants in all the years analysed, and for all the analysed import prices.


Ea Energy Analyses conducted the analysis for the Danish Waste Association between December 2013 and May 2014


Last update 17-Jul-2015

Further information



Samfundsøkonomisk værdi af affaldsimport

(in Danish)

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