Kenya is set to begin construction of $12.7million Waste to Energy Plant
Kenya is set to begin construction of its Waste to Energy Plant by the end of the Year. The Waste to Energy plant will be set up in Kibera, which is the largest slum in Africa.
Kenya is targeting to reduce carbon emission levels by 30% in the year 2030. The project, which will cost $12.7 million will be funded by the Climate Technology Initiative, a multi-donor agency. The plant will be converting solid waste supplied by Kibera residents into energy.
The plant will also have a section that will be purifying sewage from the Nairobi dam into safe water that can be used for household chores. Other countries that have undertaken similar projects include India, Ghana, and Ethiopia.
The Plant is expected to generate 80MW of electricity by converting solid waste into Biogas. It also targets to generate 6000 tonnes of methane per year, which will be sold for cooking.