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Based on data in EPA's Global Anthropogenic Emissions of Non—CO2 Greenhouse Gases report, in 2005, Ecuador's estimated anthropogenic methane emissions ranked 49th in the world. Approximately 13 percent of its anthropogenic methane emissions—2.0 MMTCO2E—come from agriculture (manure management), municipal solid waste, and natural gas and oil systems.

De acuerdo con datos provenientes del informe Global Anthropogenic Emissions of Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases de la EPA, se calcula que en el año 2005 la tasa de emisiones antropogénicas de metano colocó a Ecuador en el cuadragésimo noveno lugar mundial. Aproximadamente el 13 por ciento de sus emisiones antropogénicas de metano —2,0 MMTCO2E— provienen de la agricultura (administración de estiércol), vertederos y sistemas de gas natural y petróleo.



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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency developed the Ecuador Landfill Gas (LFG) Model to help landfill owners and operators and other interested parties evaluate the feasibility and potential benefits of collecting and using LFG for energy recovery in Ecuador. The Ecuador LFG Model was adapted from the 2003 U.S. EPA LMOP Mexico LFG Model. The model was calibrated based on the experience gained through the pre-feasibility studies and pump tests carried out by EPA on the Las Iguanas Landfill in Guayaquil and the Pichacay Landfill in Cuenca, as well as other data collected from three additional landfills in Ecuador. Modeling parameters reflect the high organic and moisture content found in waste in Ecuador.

The model, which is an Excel spreadsheet, is accompanied by a User's Manual. Both the spreadsheet and the User's Manual can be downloaded below. [Selecting the links will launch the spreadsheet and User's Manual. To download the data instead, right click the links and save the files to your computer.]

La Agencia para la Protección del Ambiente de los Estados Unidos (US EPA) desarrolló el Modelo de Biogás Ecuador para ayudar a operadores y dueños de rellenos sanitarios a evaluar la vialidad y los beneficios en la captación y uso del biogás como fuente de energía. Se desarrolló en forma similar al 2003 USEPA Modelo de Biogás Mexicano. El modelo fue calibrado basado en la experiencia obtenida mediante la ejecución de dos estudios de prefactibilidad y ensayos de bombeo de gas llevados a cabo en el relleno Las Iguanas en Guayaquil y relleno Pichacay en Cuenca, adicionalmente a los informes de evaluación de tres otros sitios. Los parámetros del modelo reflejan los altos contenidos orgánicos y de humedad en los desechos de Ecuador.

El modelo es una hoja de cálculo en Excel acompañada del Manual del Usuario. Ambos, la hoja de cálculo y el manual, pueden ser obtenidos en los lazos proveídos abajo.



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