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Lagos Partners with Dutch Firm to Launch Waste-to-Energy Plant Powering 40,000 Homes

The Lagos State government has signed a partnership with the Dutch-owned Harvest Waste Consortium to construct a waste-to-energy plant, set to supply electricity to approximately 40,000 homes.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced the deal on his X page on Tuesday, highlighting its significance for the commercial city’s energy and waste management sectors.

Sanwo-Olu described the project as groundbreaking, emphasizing its potential to generate energy for local residents. The plant will process 2,250 tonnes of waste daily, converting it into 60-75 megawatts of electricity.

“Today, I announced that Lagos State has formalized a groundbreaking partnership with Harvest Waste Consortium to build a high-efficiency Waste-to-Energy plant on the Epe landfill. This project will transform our waste management and energy production,” the governor stated.

The governor noted that the partnership marks a significant advancement in waste management strategy, with expectations to reduce 550,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions annually, improve air quality, and divert 95% of waste from landfills.

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