Waste-to-Energy as an integral part of Egypt’s Integrated Sustainable Energy & Waste Management Strategy 19th of April 2021
Apr 14 2021
Organic waste, used to generate biogas and bio methane is a largely untapped source for renewable energy in Egypt. According to a recent study of the EU funded project “Support to the technical and financial sustainability of the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors” waste-to-energy from organic waste potentially could contribute nearly 210 MW by 2022 to the renewable energy targets.
The Egyptian government is aiming to increase the share of renewable energy in the energy mix by 2035 to 42% in order to meet its integrated sustainable energy strategy targets. Though no specific target for waste-to-energy (WTE) generation was announced, the Egyptian cabinet in 2019 set a feed-in-tariff for WTE projects at 140 piasters per kW/h as a step to foster investments in this sector.
This webinar aims to showcase the link between waste management, renewable energy and circular economy and its socio-economic benefits. It is looking to raise awareness among stakeholders for the benefits and opportunities of waste to energy for an improved waste management process, for contributing to renewable energy targets and last but not least for creating job opportunities in rural Egypt.