Daily Trust

Firm debuts waste to electricit­y tech

- By Simon Echewofun Sunday

A local firm, Eurotech Solutions Nigeria Limited, said it has harnessed technology to convert waste to electricit­y and can generate up to three megawatts (MW) clean energy daily, as it contribute­s to solving the energy crisis in Nigeria.

The World Bank estimates that over 80 million Nigerians do not have access to electricit­y. However, the Managing Director/CEO of Eurotech, Patrick Anethua, in a statement, said, “It is our belief that our new technology would play a prominent role in meeting the nation’s energy demands across the segments of our society, especially household and small business in the urban areas and the larger communitie­s in the rural areas.”

He said the waste management technology worked to recycle and process up to 18,000 tonnes of sorted waste plastics and other waste per year and produced a significan­t amount of oil, gas and carbon black for industry use.

Mr Anethua said, “With a high content of pure carbon from one tonne of waste, we can generate up to three megawatts (MW) of electricit­y per day.

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