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Epileptic Power Supply: Company to generate 10 megawatts from waste

The company also plans to refine human waste and turn it into fertilizer and gas for cooking.

• August 31, 2021
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Power Grid used to illustrate the story (Credit: Nigerian Guardian)

The Chief Operating Officer of Capegate Investment Limited, Bello Abba-Yakasai, has said that the company plans to generate 10 megawatts of electricity from waste in Kano.

Mr Abba-Yakasai made the disclosure while briefing newsmen on the company’s investment plan, on Tuesday in Kano.

He said that the company was planning to set up three waste conversion industries in 2022 to generate power and produce fertilizer.

“Next year, we will generate 10 megawatts of electricity and in the next five years will yield 150 megawatts for Kano and Jigawa.

“We intend to establish three major industries; one is what we call a transfer station where all the wastes which include, plastic, metals and aluminium among others, will be sorted. The waste sorted out will be recycled or transformed into other products.

“The next phase is the diversification industry, where we turn the non-usable materials into gas to power our turbine and provide electricity. Under this industry, we hope to generate 10 megawatts by next year.

“The third industry is the fertilizer industry. Food wastes and bio-waste would be turned into organic fertilizer which is more safer health wise on crops and human consumption.

“The fertilizer produced will be easier to absorb into the soil and has no hazardous side effects on consumers of the farm produce,” Mr Abba-Yakasai said.

He added that the company would also refine human waste and turn it into fertilizer and gas for cooking.

“Farmers use human faeces on their farms in its raw form which results in cholera, typhoid and other diseases. We will process it to eliminate these dangers,” Mr Abba-Yakasai said.

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