EU-funded Anaerobic Gasification Unit opens in Egypt

June 22, 2021
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The European Union delegation in Egypt visited Fayoum for the opening ceremony of the Gasification Unit.

The EU funds the Gasification Unit as part of the Rural Development project, in cooperation with the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation &CEDARE, with the aim of transforming waste in rural areas into energy &fertilizers. The unit benefits 5000 citizens of Qalahana district in Fayoum, &it is the first time this innovative technology is introduced in Egypt.

During the event, Ambassador Christian Berger, Head of the European Union to Egypt said: “The gasification unit we are inaugurating today introduces for the first time in Egypt such innovative technology of transforming waste into energy and fertilizers. It is our response to the challenges posed by plastic waste in the rural area. This is an excellent example of cooperation in support of Egypt’s Sustainable Development Goals that will lead to concrete results for climate change, but also in creating good job opportunities.”

For more information:

European Union in Egypt Website and Facebook

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Countries covered:

  • Egypt