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How Nigeria Will Generate 150 MW Of Electricity From Waste



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Capegate Investment Limited, a Nigerian-based company that specializes in Biotechnology and Waste management, has announced that plans are underway in Kano state, as it is ready to produce 150 MW of electricity from waste.

Brand News Day Nigeria confirms that the electricity firm made this known approximately three months after it signed a 20-year public-private partnership with the Kano State Government and took over waste management in the state.

Speaking on the development, Bello Abba Yakasai, the company’s Chief Operating Officer disclosed that starting from next year, the company will generate 10 megawatts of electricity and in the next five years, depending on how the typology of waste changes, will yield to 150 megawatts for Kano and the Jigawa States respectively.

A part of a larger waste recycling plan: How Nigeria Will Generate 150 MW Of Electricity From Waste

How Nigeria Can Produce 150 MW Of Electricity From Waste

According to the Capegate Investment COO, the plan to produce 150 MW of electricity from waste in Kano is a part of a larger plan where the company intends to establish three major industries.

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“One of the industries is what we call a transfer station. This is where all the wastes including plastic, metals, and aluminium among others, will be sorted. The sorted out waste will be recycled or transformed into other products. High-density plastic (HDP) and tires would be converted into burnable oil, while low-density plastic would be converted into shopping bags, water bottles, and other relevant products.”

“The next phase is the diversification industry. Here we will be converting biodegradable waste to produce gas and create steel, which in turn, would be processed into turbines to produce electricity. Under this phase/industry, we hope to facilitate the generation of at least 10 megawatts of electricity before the end of next year (2022),” explained Mr Yakasai.

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Similarly, in the third industry food waste and bio-waste would be turned into organic fertilizer, which is safer health-wise on crops and human consumption.

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