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Egypt establishes 1st factory producing electricity from Biogas

The Mawared Industries on Friday signed a contract with the National Company for Animal Production of the National Service Projects Organization to establish Egypt’s first factory to generate electricity from bioenergy (biogas) in Sadat City.

The factory will annually process 85,000 tons of cattle dung to produce one megawatt/hour of electricity to be connected to the national electricity grid.

It will also produce more than 80,000 tons of high-quality organic fertilizer, proven to be effective in restoring agricultural soil fertility and doubling its productivity.

The factory also contributes to reducing greenhouse emissions by about 5,000 tons of carbon dioxide.

The factory represents fruitful cooperation between the private sector and state agencies in electricity production from livestock dung, which is worthy of replication in various other sectors, especially with regard to new and renewable energy.

It represents a true simulation of the outputs of the Climate Conference (COP27), which encouraged the Egyptian investor to invest green in the fields of clean energy.

In January 2022, Mawared Industries installed and operated the first portable Biogas units in Zewail City, with a production capacity of 2,200 cubic meter per year to treat organic waste resulting from student restaurants in Zewail City, to be used in cooking at the university.

The organic fertilizer resulting from the unit is used for the gardens within the city’s campus, in addition to being a unit in which students and those interested are practically trained.

This in turn contributes to the dissemination of biogas technology among students in an academic and research field.

This comes under Egypt’s aims to achieve its sustainable development 2035 initiative, particularly in order to reach 42 percent of clean electricity as a goal.

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