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VI.b Volume of Waste & Recycling Costs

This includes:

It does not include the subsequent costs of conversion of waste to energy which is covered in V.a Biomatter to fuel conversion costs.


Bioenergy imports are modelled on sheet VI.b of the excel model.

The technical assumptions are documented on pages 151 to 157 of the original 2050 Pathways Analysis Report. The assumptions were not changed in the Government's response to the Call for Evidence. However, the volume and composition of waste is currently being updated to match the analysis underlying the Defra waste strategy[1].


The user chooses between four waste scenarios, each generates different levels and mixes of waste, levels of recycling rates and levels of energy recovery.

The capital and operational costs associated with each choice cover:


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