Africa As the second largest continent after Asia and creates considerable quantities of municipal solid waste (MSW), which is one of the most serious urban pollution sources. Africa is faced with serious environmental and administrative challenges caused by MSW management. MSW to energy is a novel eco-friendly renewable energy resource and has attracted the attention of both national and local governments with various preferential policies. Not only can MSW to energy contribute to a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions caused by store yards and landfills, but it can also generate clean energy to offset the increasing energy requirements.

Waste-to-energy (WTE) incineration recovers energy from MSW and produces electricity and/or steam for heating, which is recognized as a renewable source of energy and is playing an increasingly important role in MSW management in Africa.

Africa’s MSW to energy development has the characteristics of late starting, large scale and rapid growth, so it urgently needs to present and analyze the development status and challenges of MSW to energy technologies in Africa in view of latest situations. In recent years, local governments have made great efforts to improve MSW management in Africa. New regulations and policies have been issued, urban infrastructure has been improved, and commercialization and international cooperation have been encouraged. Nevertheless, Africa still falls behind developed countries in MSW technologies. Therefore, more efforts on developing efficient MSW disposal technologies are in demand based on the assessment of MSW management. 

We design complete systems for transforming Biogas into Bio-methane from the digester outlet to the high compression system for refuelling vehicles or for re-immission to the network. Our biogas upgrading systems consist of membranes which remove carbon dioxide and active carbons for desulphurisation. The systems are modular with integrated management and remote supervision of the process parameters.