The Study of Sustainable Waste to Energy Management for Community Power Plant


  • Chetnarong Kueankaeo Dhurakij Pundit University
  • Suparatchai Vorarat Dhurakij Pundit University


Waste-to-Energy , Net Zero Emission, Hybrid System, Anaerobic Digestion, Gasification


       Waste-to-Energy (W2E) technologies are not only the way of disposing of Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) but are also recognized as a clean and sustainable renewable energy (RE) source. In particular, the trend of net zero emissions is coming, so we must rapidly phase out fossil fuels as coal, oil, and gas will be replaced with renewable energy. Using fossil fuels for energy in the future is not an option. In this work, a hybrid system was to combine solar PV, anaerobic digestion (AD), and 3-Stage Gasification for energy recovery from waste. The system is in the Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR) at the Lamtakong Research Centre in Pakchong, Nakhon Ratchasima Province. It is designed to be able to handle 412 kW. This paper does a literature review of W2E technologies, does some experiments, and then look at the results to see how well they work. Furthermore, determine the best input for 3-Stage Gasification regarding technical constraints and the possibility of converting waste into energy. This study found that this small hybrid power plant is suitable for rural community power plants because of its flexibility regarding various input fuels, less social and environmental impact, less waste disposal, and easy operation. Therefore, this power plant can be a footprint for community power plants. Furthermore, it can be a commercial power plant in the future, which needs to be developed and studied more in detail as the simulation of the process and cost Analysis for upscaling the plant, Etc.


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How to Cite

Kueankaeo, C., & Vorarat, S. (2023). The Study of Sustainable Waste to Energy Management for Community Power Plant. Journal of Renewable Energy and Smart Grid Technology, 18(2), 10–23. Retrieved from