For our first event of 2021 we are exploring a promising comprehensive solution that is yet to be fully explored in the Egyptian context: the potential of agricultural and municipal waste for energy production.
Energy transitions are an integral part of switching to cleaner economies and preserving the climate. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) small scale biogas produced from the digestion of organic waste contributes to the mitigation of emissions from the energy sector and the waste sector alike. Research has shown that investment in biogas has also more potential to create jobs than fossil fuels and many renewable energy sources. It is also one of the most decentralized energy sources and the least demanding in terms of land-use and capital.
In Egypt, agriculture plays a huge role in the economy and is one of the biggest contributors to the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. In addition to agricultural waste, municipal organic waste accounts for 56% of all solid waste, making Egypt an ideal candidate for decentralized biogas production.
During the 73rd CCT four experts shed light on existing biogas projects, trainings, and benefits for rural communities with a special emphasis on biogas opportunities for women.
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