Organic waste constitutes 40%-50% of the household waste in India and thus also has immense potential for achieving the reduction of short-lived climate pollutants from the municipal solid waste sector. However, planning and developing such projects requires an understanding of the costs involved in constructing and operating organic waste management facilities.
The OrganEcs is a tool for estimating the costs associated with an organic waste management project. It considers the costs associated with using the various technologies available, including open air composting without forced aeration, composting with forced aeration, high-tech wet anaerobic digestion, high-tech dry anaerobic digestion, and low-tech anaerobic digestion.
The tool has been developed by Andrea Stowell on behalf of United States Environment Protection Agency.