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Egyptian zoo plans animal waste to energy plant

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An Egyptian zoo is to receive a biogas plant to generate energy from animal waste.

The Ministries of Environment and Agriculture have agreed to build the plant at Giza Zoo as part of a national project for the development and restoration of zoos.

According to a report by Egypt Independent, the biogas plant will produce 100 cubic metres of fuel per day; however, this will depend on the amount of waste produced by the animals. It’s estimated that the new plant will cost between LE300,000 (€16,350) and LE400,000 (€21,800), to be funded by the Ministry of Environment.

A solar power plant will also be built to light several parts of the 80-acre zoo.