plan to generate 10 megawatts (MW) of electricity by 2022 from waste, and ramping it up to 150MW before 2025 in Kano State, is being promoted by Capegate Investment Limited, an Abuja based waste management company.
The company had earlier signed a 20-year Public Private Partnership (PPP) refuse management contract with the Kano State government in May, and has now disclosed that high density plastic (HDP) and tyres would be converted into burnable oil, while low density plastic would be converted into shopping bags, water bottles, and other relevant products.
Bello Yakasai, group chief operating officer, Capegate Investment Limited, unfolding the company’s waste management plan, explained that a lot of money is being invested in converting bio-degradable waste to produce gas and create steel, which in turn, would be processed into turbines to produce electricity.
Yakassi noted that the company is making efforts towards generating at least 10MW of electricity from the waste in Kano before the end of next year and is targeting 150MW within five years, depending on how the typology of waste changes.
The COO added that the firm,which currently has a workforce capacity of over 2,000 staff, is also considering generating 2MW of solar to power street lights across Nigeria’s most populous state.