In which conditions will ELFM be profitable? I will try to answer this as I pursue my research. In its entirety, I am doing a two-fold research. The first part is about the development of a techno-economic assessment model for the quantification and identification of critical economic factors. It should be a flexible model in a way that it is applicable to many cases, accounts a multi-stakeholder perspective, and internalizes monetized externalities (from Paul, see below). The second part is about the development of a multi-criteria assessment method for the identification of both economic (this study) and environmental (from Giovanna) performance trade-offs, which will aid on the selection and further improvement of various landfill mining and landfill management concepts and technologies, including ELFM.
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