Report advises Nairobi to use biogas CHP

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) says Nairobi’s waste difficulty could be converted into opportunity.

The institute advocates an industrial scale biogas CHP plant worth $ 2.5 million, and says the 1,760 tonnes of waste generated every day in Nairobi, would be enough to produce 70,400 cubic meters of biogas and 2,288,000 kilogrammes of bio slurry nitrogen.
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“It is an indirect solution to manage the waste problem in Nairobi and has double benefits,” explains Asaah Ndambi, ILRI lead researcher. “The biogas can be used as energy which we need in the city while the fertiliser can be used for crop production in the rural areas.”

The biogas accumulating on the streets of the Kenyan capital can translate into 704,000 kilowatts of electricity every day, while the county stands to win carbon credits worth Sh87,648.

The Center for Energy Efficiency and Cogeneration (CEEC) at Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) is on the lookout for such projects.

David Njugi, the CEEC programme manager says “The challenge is making the projects presentable to financial institutions,” says Njugi. “But once the feasibility of the projects is done KAM will support in handing over to financial partners.”



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