20-30 organic waste digesters. feasible in Morocco.
Anaerobic digestion works best with pure and clean organic matter. Also pure and clean organic matter that is fed to the digester will produce a pure and clean bio-fertilizer during the digestion process, which should ideally go to agricultural fields, or green city spaces: Carbon and nutriments back to the earth, where they reproduce plants.
This is the magic: no landfilling, no leachate production, no emissions, no noise, no odors, no birds and flies.
So how do we get our hands onto pure and clean organic matter when waste is not source separated? WRONG! A lot is! At big producers, markets and supermarkets, hotels and restaurants, slaughterhouses, in the food processing industry.
- In a first step any city of size can easily divert 5-7% of its waste streams to anaerobic digestion, because these quantities are available in source separated and aggregated form.
- In a second phase we divert up to 10%, this is still easy!
- It takes more of an effort to divert 20%, probably requires smaller entities to collect organic waste separately, we may have to introduce some source separation at the household level in some districts. But given success at the first step – shouldn’t that make us bold and wanting more of 100% sustainable sanitary solutions?
First step cities are
- Casablanca: 4-7 digesters,
- Rabat/Sale: 2-4 digesters,
- Agadir, Fès, Tanger et Marrakech: 1 digester each.
That is in a first step a minimum of 10 (ten) 50-70t/d digesters shall be installed, each capable of producing between 500-800kW clean CO2 negative electric power, 24/7.
We can see how in a second phase some more digesters are added, again in all the major cities. We also add one each in Meknes, Tetouan, Kenitra, Mohamedia and Oujda and we can take the total number to 20 or 30 (depending on digester size and power) and we still would not divert more than 10% of the waste.
There are of course many more cities that may harbor their specific situations, like Khouribga, Laayoune, Beni Mellal or Safi, that may justify anaerobic digestion as a solution for treating agricultural, food processing waste along with some municipal solid waste.
Please contact us for the specifics of generizon’s AD solution for municipal solid waste, profitability and feasibility is all worked out. It you can think it, we can do it, EPC it and operate it.