Enter the total mass of solid waste (tons) into the calculator to determine the Energy from Waste.

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## Energy from Waste Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Energy from Waste.

E = m * 550

Variables:

- Where E is the Energy from Waste (kWh)
- m is the total mass of solid waste (tons)

To calculate the potential energy from waste, multiply the tons of solid waste by 500.

## How to Calculate Energy from Waste?

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed in order to calculate the Energy from Waste.

**Example Problem #1:**

- First, determine the total mass of solid waste (tons). In this example, the total mass of solid waste (tons) is measured to be 540.
- Finally, calculate the Energy from Waste using the formula above:

E = m * 550

Inserting the values from above and solving the equation with the imputed values gives:

E = 540 * 550 = 297000 (kWh)

**Example Problem #2: **

Using the same process as example problem 1, we first define the needed variables outlined by the formula. In this case, the values are provide as:

total mass of solid waste (tons) = 1000

Entering these values into the formula or calculator above gives us:

E = 1000 * 550 = 550,000** **(kWh)