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UCSD Biomass to Power Economic Feasibility Study


This report examines the economic and technical feasibility of using separated biomass feedstock from the Miramar Landfill, located in San Diego County, to generate 3 MW of power. The process will utilize gasification technology provided by West Biofuels, LLC. The objective of the study is to determine the economics of the proposed biomass power system in terms of the potential revenue streams and operational costs. The goal of this study is to determine whether this project has a positive net present value (NPV) based on the site specific parameters associated with the Miramar Landfill.

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