Hello everybody,I am using OpenLCA 1.10 and Database: Ecoinvent 3.5 cut-off.
I need to build a process that represent the Incineratotion of Plastic waste and that consider the energy and heat produced from this incineration. I am using the following data as input:
-"treatment of waste plastic, mixture, municipal incineration | waste plastic, mixture | Cutoff, U". According the description in "General infrmation" of this data: Net energy produced in MSWI: 3.48MJ/kg waste electric energy and 7.03MJ/kg waste thermal energy.
I noted that when I calculate the impacts no credit for the net energy produced described in the General Information of the data are considered. If I understood well that is due to my database "Cut-Off".
Because I want to consider them in my model I put the amount of energy and heat in the outputs as "avoided product". Is this a correct way to proceed?
I inserted as output and I selected as "avoided product" the following data:
-treatment of municipal solid waste, incineration | heat, for reuse in municipal waste incineration only | Cutoff, U.
-treatment of municipal solid waste, incineration | electricity, for reuse in municipal waste incineration only | Cutoff, U
But...I realized that they are empty (they don't consider any input so their related impact/credit is =0). So what data I am supposed to use?
Thank you very much for your help.