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Gharbia is Opening Its First Station to Turn Garbage Into Electricity

The plant will have a capacity of 20 megawatts, and will help relieve the governorate of the stresses of waste management.

A power plant that would convert waste into electricity is currently under construction in El Mahalla El Kubra, the largest city in Gharbia.


Aside from the obvious benefits of sustainability by recycling waste, the plant will have a capacity of 20 megawatts, and will help relieve the governorate of the stresses of waste management. As Gharbia is landlocked, sanitation workers typically need to transport waste 120 km outside of the governorate in order to drop it off at the nearest landfill in Sadat City - a lengthy and expensive process that may soon be made redundant by this new plant.


In June 2021, the governorate of Fayoum opened its first waste-to-energy plant in the village of Qalhana, turning solid and agricultural waste into energy and bio fertiliser. In the future, a landmark waste-to-hydrogen plant at the Suez Canal Economic Zone by German developer H2-Industries will be able to convert non-recyclable plastic and organic waste into 300,000 tonnes of green hydrogen per year.