Waste-to-Energy has multiple benefits compared to MSW landfill

– Reduces Landfill Waste

Waste is reduced in volume by about 90% by combustion, so significantly less landfill space is needed.

– Creates a Significant Amount of Energy

30MW is enough to power more than 94.254 households in Egypt annually. With an average of 3.59 people per household, the WTE plant in Abu Rawash will generate enough energy for more than 338.371 people in a year!

– Recycles Excess Waste

Before the waste is combusted, metals (e.g. steel and aluminium) are removed from the MSW. These metals are recycled, which further shrinks the amount of unusable waste.

– Sustainable Process

By applying traditional emission control equipment such as Selective NonCatalytic Reduction (SNCR) Semi-wet + Dry + Powdered Activated Carbon (PAC) injection + Baghouse Filter, harmful gasses are prevented from being released into the environment.