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Blue Sphere signs agreement for landfill project in Ivory Coast

Cleantech company Blue Sphere has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for a landfill gas-to-energy project at the Akouedo Landfill in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

Under the agreement, Blue Sphere will own the gas and energy produced in exchange for financing the cost of the project and sharing a portion of the profits with its partner in Ivory Coast.

The Akouedo Landfill receives up to 4,000 tonnes a day of municipal solid waste on a daily basis. Its energy potential is estimated at 3MW, gradually rising to 6MW as the site receives more waste over time.

'This is now our biggest landfill project in Africa. The Ministry of Energy has indicated a strong willingness to cooperate with us and provide us with a power purchase agreement,' says Blue Sphere CEO Shlomi Palas. 'The next step is to perform a feasibility study and move the power purchase agreement negotiations to the next level.'