Waste

Rio de Janeiro CSP Challenge Information

The City of Rio de Janeiro will work with the City Solutions Platform to implement a financial, social and environmental solution to treat the organic fraction of its waste. There are three parts to their challenge:

  • The implementation of a 1,500 t/day Mechanical Recovery Facility
  • The economic feasibility for the operation of a pilot Biomethanization Plant with 50t/day capacity, already built and in operation, in order to gather technical and economic information to allow an up-scaling
  • The economic feasibility plan for the implementation of a Biomethanization Plant with 500 t/day capacity, up-scaling the existing pilot plant
  • The technical and economic feasibility for the integration of Electric Compacting Trucks in COMLURB’s fleet
  • The economic feasibility plan for the implementation of a power generation system with photovoltaic solar panels in closed landfills
Christ the Redeemer with Rio in the background

City Solutions Platform Outcomes

The city perspective changed as a result of the early engagement of solution providers throughout the CSP workshop, in order to focus on the feasibility of the current plant. The focus became how to upscale the pilot plan and keep it operative for 2 years. This presented a particular challenge due to the reduction of the budget and the current economic crisis in Brazil.

Since the workshop, the National Development Bank has accepted the pilot plan and agreed to fund it. The CSP has enabled the City to make key contacts; the City of Rio is looking to further utilise the resources of C40 and the CSP to attract further private companies to share operation costs and technology. The City of Rio is aiming to run the existing pilot plan for 2 years so that the business plan for the upscaled plant can be prepared; however this can only be achieved with enough data obtained from the 2 years operation of the existing pilot plant. There is also a huge public-private partnership potential for energy generation from solar panels in landfill. Input from solution providers during the CSP process has now been integrated into Rio’s planned actions until 2021.

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The CSP was a key influencing factor in forming strategic relationships and partnerships post-workshop

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City of Rio de Janerio

The CSP helped us fundamentally rethink how we engage the private sector and establish a framework for collaborative innovation

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The CSP has helped catalyse investment to bring new ideas further forward

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