• Trash converter

    Trash converter

    Ghana plans to convert 3 000 tons of municipal waste a year into 60 MW of energy via a new power plant.

    The US$300 million plant, to be built in Tema, is a public-private partnership between Armech Africa and the Electricity Company of Ghana. According to eNCA, the project will be pre-financed by the Armech Group through the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China. Construction will be undertaken by Energy China.

    Visiting landfill sites in the area, Armech Africa COO Andrew Quainoo was quoted as saying the plant would enhance sustainability of the environment, improve public health and limit the need for landfills. ‘This project will represent the first waste-to-energy project in ECOWAS and there are plans to develop a second plant in Kumasi, the Ashanti regional capital,’ he said.

    10 April 2018
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