Waste to energy Ghana

Waste to energy Ghana

First Landfill Waste to Electricity Project in Sub Saharan Africa

Unfortunately, this project was not successful

Waste is a menace the world over. When it isn't handled properly then it moves from being a menace to a health hasard. In Africa waste sites are missmanaged and dangerous places to be. The build up of waste decomposes and methane gas builds up underground. Methane is 30 times more potant for global warming than CO2 when released to the atmosphere. The build up in landfill sites can also present a risk of explosion and spontaneous combustion, all presenting a danger to health and life. 

The purpose of this project is to help the landfill managment company to capture, clean and use the hazordous methane in a safe way and produce vital electricity for the the local community and industry. 

By capping the landfill  site as below and capturing the methane underground.Wells can then be drilled and the methane safely captured and cleaned by drilling wells and piping the gas to a cleaning area before being used for the generation of clean low carbon electricity.

This well is ready to recieve piping and collection systems removing the risk of explosion and fires and harmful methane being released to the atmosphere.

The methane is then piped round the site to the power plant

This electricity can then be pushed onto the grid or utilised locally for specific community and industry needs. Which is vital for economic growth in emerging economies.

The capped landfill site eventually becomes a safe green space providing an income to the operator and encouraging them to manage the site to become a healthier safer place for residents.

The purpose of this funding is to enable me to keep working on this environmetally beneficial project and promote landfill management and power projects, using this initial project in Ghana as a showcase.