Our Consultancy Services (Social Enterprise)
Across the 774 Local Government Areas, 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory Abuja Nigeria, there exists humongous quantities of Municipal Solid Waste posing a huge management challenge to successive administrations.
More often, the generally inefficient collection structures would retrieve between 40 to 50% and convey to designated dump sites while the remaining 50% end sup blocking drainage systems or at available plots within neighborhoods. Either at the dump sites or at neighborhood plots, the waste is burnt in the open air or allowed to decay overtime. The main problem, though, with this management method is that significant amounts of Carbon dioxide equivalent (C02e) is released into the already beleaguered climate and therefore further exacerbate the Earth warming increasingly.
In light of this we are leveraging on existing cost-effective and environmentally efficient technologies that would absorb this massive waste as feed stock to either generate electric power or cooking gas (biogas). We have the expertise needed to bring this about for and on behalf of all the affected tiers Gasification or Waste-To-Energy Projects; we shall obtain all the necessary documentation and design the market (demand and supply) structures that support project sustainability.
Crucial in turning this eminent challenge to opportunity is funding which we are strategically positioned to find. This we plan to do for a fraction of the actual costs which proceeds would be channeled to our other causes. Apparently we would review existing waste collection mechanisms to make them more thorough and capable of capturing 90% plus of the waste from point of generation (households, commercial centers etc) in any focus Local Authority, State or the Federal Capital. This obviously would include guiding the points of generation and making provision the waste to be separated between 3 different components, namely, metal, biodegradable and others. The metal would be channeled to a ready market for recycling while the biodegradable serves as feed stock for biogas (cooking gas) and Gasification (electricity) options. The only waste resulting from this technology is organic matter that would be used for composting.
Ultimately, the benefits accruing from all of this is quite profound in multi faceted ways; the cooking gas aspect alone has the potential to cut down by half the reliance on fuel wood that is the main driver for deforestation. And this in measurable terms means vast expanse of woodlands (forest) being saved and Tens of Millions ton s of Carbon dioxide equivalent (C02e) being prevented from emission. Not to mention the respiratory diseases associated with fuel wood cooking that would be prevented as well. The Gasification projects on the other hand are targeted at displacing the diesel based generators that are deployed throughout Nigeria with no exemption at all. The 774 Local Governments, the 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory all rely on diesel (fossil fuel) based generators to run the government bureaucracy.
This is happening at huge economic and environmental burden on the individual tier of government and the climate. Clearly, each of these categories of projects in each level of government targeted can save money in Tens of Millions NGN used for generator purchases/maintenance and daily diesel need. Another tangible benefit in each case would be in terms of Tens of Millions Carbon dioxide equivalent (C02e). Since this Energy source is usually stable, the uninterrupted electric supply would certainly revamp the local economy and boost social activities and grow centric businesses. As for the rest of the waste, after the metal and biodegradable compositions have been utilized as above, Thermal Incineration would be the preferred option for Waste-to-Energy. The electricity generation potential in this option is huge and the latest technology in this regard is quite stable and leaves no harmful gas emission footprint.