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Egypt to Build Power Plant that Turns Trash into Energy

The Minister of Military Production Mohamed Morsy met with the CEO of Green Tech Egypt to chat over how they can collaborate to build a waste-to-electric power station.

There's two ways you can regard Egypt's little waste problem, where you've got so much trash that you need a whole village's worth of zabbaleen to keep it from overflowing in the streets. You can either gape at the landfill as an insurmountable problem, a disaster in the making, or... you could flip it on its face and turn it into a solution. We're talking lemons into lemonade. Think of it like this: what if that pile of trash wasn't trash? What if that pile of trash is actually a promising source of energy?


The Minister of Military Production Mohamed Morsy met with the CEO of Green Tech Egypt to chat over how they can collaborate to build a waste-to-electric power station, and have signed a cooperation protocol agreeing to establish the first waste-to-energy plant in Egypt.


There was a previous venture to create a waste-to-energy plant in 2018 from the Garbage Collectors Union, but the plan fell through for unknown reasons. This time around, though, Egypt is better equipped to spearhead this new project with a growing collection of renewable energy plants popping across the country. They’re still discussing when and where the new waste plant will be popping up, but we’ll be keeping tabs.