Moves to convert waste from SHS into energy

Mahama Ayariga
Mahama Ayariga

The Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), will this year, roll out a national programme that seeks to convert human waste of 800 senior high schools into renewable energy sources.

Mahama Ayariga
Mahama Ayariga

The programme, which will be implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Ghana Education Service (GES), is intended to cut down on the consumption of wood energy by switching from the use of firewood to biogas.

The Sector Minister, Mr Mahama Ayariga, announced this when he toured some of the agencies under the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) last Friday in Accra.

?We want these schools with bio-toilets to convert waste from students into biogas so that instead of using firewood, they can use biogas for cooking,? he said.

Currently, Ghana uses 42 million tonnes of wood annually.

Source: Andrew Nettey

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