June 24, 2024

Lagos State Partners with Harvest Waste Consortium to Build Waste-to-Energy Plant

 

 

By: Ogunleye Oluwapelumi

 

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced a revolutionary partnership with Harvest Waste Consortium to construct a high-efficiency Waste-to-Energy plant on the Epe landfill. This innovative project is set to transform the state’s waste management and energy production landscape.

 

The new plant will process an impressive 2,250 tonnes of waste daily, generating 60-75 megawatts of electricity annually, enough to power 40,000 homes. This significant investment in waste management will not only enhance energy security but also reduce the state’s environmental footprint.

The partnership, backed by the Dutch government, promises to reduce 550,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions daily, improve air quality, and divert 95% of waste from landfills. The project is expected to stimulate economic activities, attract major investments, and create jobs in Lagos.

 

Governor Sanwo-Olu hailed the collaboration as a “testament to our commitment to building a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable city for all.” With the expertise of Harvest Waste Consortium and the support of the Dutch government, Lagos State is turning waste into wealth, marking a new era of international cooperation to solve local challenges.

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