Massive waste in African megacities calls for sustainable waste-to-energy facilities

Biomass and waste to energy

As cities grow, the global demand for waste-to-energy (WtE) facilities, as well as advanced recycling and bio-waste processing facilities, is rising to meet the need for sustainable urban living, improved resource efficiency and avoidance of further climate change. The potential of the technology on the African continent is paramount. Still, facilities are rare. Why?

With rapid population growth and urbanization, the annual waste generation is expected to increase by 70% from 2016 levels to 3.40 billion tonnes in 2050. 

The Sub-Saharan Africa region is the fastest growing region with waste expected to nearly triple by 2050. (Read More