Egypt’s Green Energy Solution Company (GESC) plans to establish a waste-to-energy factory that uses agricultural wastes to produce clean energy. The facility will be located in Beni Suef, 120km south of Cairo. It will include 3 production lines, with investment estimated at around EGP 45m reported Al Borsa News.

GESC’s CEO, Mohamed El Sayed, stated that the  factory will occupy on 8 acres of land. He confirmed that in a few weeks, the company will inaugurated the first production line that has cost EGP 15m. The two remaining lines are planned for the end of 2018.

GESC, which has been present in the Egyptian market since 2012, will initially start working with a consumption capacity of 100t of agricultural waste per month aiming to increase it to 1000t.

El Sayed concluded that Egypt should encourage waste-to-energy investments in order to utilize alternative energy in heavy industries, like the manufacturing of cement, ceramic and steel.