- Category: Renewables
12 Dec 2012
- Published on Wednesday, 12 December 2012 08:31
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Ghana is getting a landfill gas-to-energy project in a major landfill.
Cleantech project integrator Blue Sphere Corp’s project at the Oti Sanitary Landfill has received government approval. The project will generate clean electricity as well as carbon credits, for around 200,000 to 800,000 euros in annual revenue for the next 21 years.
For the Otis project, Blue Sphere is currently in the process of negotiating a sale of the energy to the electricity Company of Ghana. The applicable rate per kW/hr is expected to be announced in the first half of 2013, when Ghana officially publishes its landfill gas-to-energy feed-in tariff.
"This represents a major break-through for the Company. So long as we register the first project in 2012, which we are doing, we will have the right to implement as many projects as we want over the next 30 years and receive carbon credit revenue,” said Shlomi Palas, chief executive of Blue Sphere Corp.
Blue Sphere already has five signed landfill projects in Ghana with four of these sites ready to commence landfill gas extraction projects. The fifth site will be ready to commence a project in 2013 or 2014.
Blue Sphere builds waste-to-energy projects under a build-own-operate model. They produce energy from biogas derived from organic waste and convert methane into inert gas, preventing it from reaching the atmosphere and contributing to global warming.
In Ghana, Blue Sphere has set up a subsidiary Pure Sphere, which is a 50-50 percent partnership with Israeli environmental EPC BPure. Bpure has already sold the carbon credits of up to nine projects to European utilities and Energy traders. – EcoSeed Staff