Addis Ababa, November 24: Waste management and source of renewable energy – both are important issues in the context of present time. Suppose, someone is linking these two to make an amazing creation, would not it be wonderful? Yes, African Country Ethiopia is getting the Continent’s first energy from the waste project. The project located in the Capital Addis Ababa will serve the expanding population of the city as till now it has only one landfill, the Koshe dump site.
“The Reppie project is just one component of Ethiopia’s broader strategy to address pollution and embrace renewable energy across all sectors of the economy,” said Zerubabel Getachew, Ethiopia’s deputy permanent representative to the United Nations in Nairobi. “We hope that Reppie will serve as a model for other countries in the region, and around the world,” he added.
The project is called Reppie project which resembles waste management of many European countries. It is worth the $120 million deal between the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation and Cambridge Industries. Waste incineration is popular in Europe, where nearly one-quarter of all municipal solid waste is incinerated. Like its European counterparts, the project will meet European standards on air emissions.