Estimation of Biogas Production Potential from Municipal Solid Waste in the Region of Biobio, Chile

A. Bezama, F. Vidal, A. Gordon & C. Bidart
The Biobio Region in Chile is characterized by a population of ca. 1,861,500 inhabitants, and the tradition of being the most industrialized region of the country. It is also characterized by its developed sanitary landfill network, which nowadays concentrates the disposal destination of 88% of the waste generated in the region. Nonetheless, there are still six dumping places operating in the region, and there are over 15 old disposal sites where closure programs are being...