26 Feb '18, 12pm

Former landfill site in Ethiopia has been transformed into a waste-to-energy plant

Ethiopia’s Kosche landfill site, the largest in the country covering the size of 36 football pitches, has been transformed into a waste-to-energy plant. The transformation makes Kosche Africa’s first waste-to-energy site, and follows the death of 114 people who were searching for rubbish last year. The Reppie Waste-to-Energy Project has enabled to the site to dispose of 1,400 tonnes of waste per day, accounting for 80% of Addis Ababa’s landfill generation. Through burning rubbish, the heat generated boils water in turn creating steam to power turbines. The plant can generate enough power to supply households with 30% of their electricity needs, and will conform to European air emission standards. SEE ALSO: African nations should diversify energy supplies Dell in collaborative initiative to combat ocean plastics New plastic offset scheme introduced by blockchain startup Rea...

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