Snapshot: Costa Rica

Country Data
Population 4,807,850
MSW Generated 3,260 Metric Tons/Day


Operating FastOx gasification in Costa Rica is a safe way to provide renewable energy without burning. It can power homes, fuel cars, and help eliminate waste and landfills all while earning revenue for the system owner. Here are some of the benefits of running a FastOx gasifier to remove waste in Costa Rica.

96,198

Homes

Gasification could convert 3,500 metric tons/day of municipal solid waste into 1,051,635,550 kWhe a year. That's enough electricity to power 96,198 homes for a year.

Potential Annual Revenue: $182,692,496

55,604

Trucks

Gasification could generate 37,950,696 gallons of diesel fuel each year, which is enough to power approximately 55,604 light trucks.

Potential Annual Revenue: $215,399,806

304,493

Cars

Gasification could generate 69,105,050 kilograms of hydrogen each year. Used in fuel cells, this has the potential to power approximately 304,493 cars.

Potential Annual Revenue: $412,537,835

152,049,085

Gallons

Gasification could generate 152,049,085 gallons of liquid ammonia a year.

Potential Annual Revenue: $263,154,335

222

Jobs

Gasification could support 222 families by providing new jobs.

Potential Jobs Created: 222

7,013,564

Metric Tons

Gasification could eliminate 7,013,564 metric tons of CO2 equivalent each year. That's like taking 1,476,540 cars off the road.

CO2e Eliminated: 7,013,564 Metric Tons