Prof. Frimpong-Boateng cut-sod for Waste to Energy project
The Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng has cut the sod for the construction of a 400 KW Hybrid waste to energy project at Gyankobaa, in the Atwima Nwabiagya Municipal Assembly, Ashanti Region.
The project seeks to treat Municipal solid waste through waste segregation and the conversion of various fractions into energy by using biogas, pyrolysis and solar PV plants.
In addition, the project is expected to train high-level local experts in waste management and waste treatment technologies, transfer proven waste treatment technologies from Germany to Ghana, build the capacity of local experts to design, construct and maintain a hybrid waste to energy facility as well as contribute to Ghana’s climate change mitigation strategy.
Speaking at the ceremony, Prof. Frimpong-Boateng said the project will place Gyankobaa on the world map as a Centre of Environmental and Scientific Studies adding that several students from Europe and various universities in Ghana are expected to study at the facility.