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Waste-to-Power


 

The city of Kigali produces around 450 tons per day of solid waste of which between 300 and 350 tons/day is centrally collected. The fraction of organic waste comes from households, restaurants, hotels and markets. Other types of waste solid waste available in the country include agricultural waste, livestock waste, and water hyacinth. It is estimated that 100 tons per day of raw municipal solid can produce 1MW, using traditional thermal technologies. The population in Kigali is expected to reach about 1.5 million by 2020. It is believed that the waste collected will reach about 1000 t per day. There is therefore an opportunity for a 10 MW plant. The Ministry of Infrastructure and Kigali City coordinate waste-to-power investments.

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