Aug 20, 2018

Ethiopia opens plant to turn waste into energy

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Ethiopia on Sunday inaugurated a power plant which converts waste into energy, next to a filthy open-air dump in Addis Ababa where a landslide last year killed more than 110 people.

Named Reppie, the facility is the first of its kind in Africa, according to the government and the British company Cambridge Industries behind the project, and will turn 1,400 tons of per day into .

Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome said at the ceremony that the country “has been investing extensively in , geothermal, wind energy and now biomass to boost the manufacturing sector with a supply of clean, renewable energy.”

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