Friday 21 August 2015

Africa’s first grid-connected biogas plant opens

Africa’s first grid-connected biogas plant opens

Kenya has officially opened Africa's first grid-connected biogas plant.

The AD plant is located in Nakuru, northwest of Nairobi and has a capacity of 2.2MW.

The energy generated will be transferred into the local grid to power farms and industries in the area.

The plant will use 50,000 local organic waste and crops per year and is expected to produce 35,000 tonnes of gas.

It was developed by Tropical Power Energy Group.

Nakuru County Governor Kinuthia Mbugua said: "As Kenya moves towards becoming an industrial state by 2030, we must come up with innovative ways of producing clean, safe and sustainable electricity as it is the most sought for industrialisation owing to its versatility in application."

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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