Multi-lifecycle analysis of MID MIX process and four post-processing routes

CE Delft was commissioned by GMB BioEnergie to conduct a Multi-Lifecycle Assessment and Analysis (mLCA) of the MID MIX process and the products from four potential post-processing routes of this process. The MID MIX process (developed by VSGM) is a sludge finishing process. We have therefore adhered to the LAP3 guidelines for mLCAs of waste treatment processes in this analysis. LAP3 (Sectoral Plan 16) requires that a new waste treatment process be compared to the minimum standard for treating that type of waste. We therefore compared the MID MIX routes in the mLCA with the minimum standard for processing sludge cake in the Netherlands: sludge incineration that generates electricity.