CAIRO: The Egyptian Electric Holding Company announced Tuesday the formation of five ministerial committees that are set to discuss generating electricity from waste at a cost of $100 million.
Mohammed el-Tablawy, head of the planning sector at the company, said that Egypt has received many proposals for such projects since 2010 but that investors prefer producing fertilizers from waste rather than electricity, he said at the environmental investments future conference for renewable and nonrenewable energy Tuesday.
The optimal use for these wastes would be direct burning, air dissolution, or electric dissolution, and each ton would produce 500 kilowattes, Tablawy said.
Egypt’s waste production rose to 20 million tons this year and is expected to hit 32 million ton by 2025, Tablawy added.
Originally published in Youm7.