Waste management digitalization has opened the doors for effective and accurate waste management
Our RDF facility helps our partners convert their waste to energy instead of sending it to landfills, thus decreasing their waste management expenses and reducing their carbon footprint by producing non-fossil fuel that can be used to power their facilities.
Currently, we convert 10% of Alexandria governorate’s non-recyclable waste to power through our RDF facility.
We have two ways to convert waste into energy:
- Using waste-to-energy incinerators: This process involves mixing and shredding the waste before burning it at temperatures over 850°C. The waste is moved to a combustion chamber where oxygen is added, and the heat is used to create steam. Steam is then used to generate electricity and provide heat.
- Anaerobic digestion: which occurs in our wastewater treatment plants, is where microorganisms are added to dissolve organic solids, and the resulting biomass is enclosed in bio-digesters and subjected to heat to produce biogas or methane. Which can be used to generate energy that can power the treatment plant, and in cases of energy overflow, this electric energy can be directed towards the country’s primary electrical grid. Also, in the second phase, the resulting biomass can be decanted and dried to be used as a natural fertilizer in agriculture as a natural replacement for chemical fertilizers.