Egyptian Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad announced that an agreement will soon be signed to establish the first waste-to-energy plant made with German technology, at a US$150 million cost.
She explained that the first plant in Egypt to convert waste into energy will be in Giza Governorate, and six other sites have their procedures completed.
The minister also referred to bio-gas unit projects in Fayoum Governorate and a large unit implemented in Giza Zoo, where animal dung is converted into electricity, in addition to projects established in the villages of the Egyptian countryside to convert dung into fertilizer and bio-gas as part of the Decent Life initiative.
Fouad added that the Bioenergy Foundation for Sustainable Development, which is affiliated with the Ministry of Environment, is currently preparing a study to convert the waste of large poultry farms into energy.
The minister said that there are 42 million tons of agricultural waste in Egypt, and the strategy to deal with it has been finalize.
Fouad also reviewed the procedures and efforts undertaken by the ministry to deal with electronic waste, with the number of electronic-waste recycling factories reaching nine, alongside ways to handle medical waste.