The Egyptian Environment Ministry has inked a non-binding agreement with Energy3 International (E3i) of the United States for a project to transform solid waste into biofuel, hydrogen, and graphene.

The projected E3i Biorefinery will be constructed in Egypt’s Fayoum region.

The recycling of solid waste in Fayoum is estimated to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 500,000 tonnes per year in the governorate.

In addition, the initiative would generate fertilizer from organic waste and create jobs in the trash industry.

MEED knows that E3i intends to submit a recommended timeline for the project’s construction phase to the Egyptian government.

According to local media, four biogas producing units were opened in Egypt in January.

Another US-based company, H2-Industries, received preliminary clearance in February to build a 1GW liquid organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC) hub in Egypt’s East Port Said.

The proposed trash-to-hydrogen plant is anticipated to generate 300,000 tonnes of green hydrogen per year from four million tonnes of organic garbage and non-recyclable plastic secured at the Suez Canal’s Mediterranean entry.

According to H2-Industries, it will manufacture green hydrogen for “half the levelised cost of current green hydrogen production technologies.”

The plant’s green hydrogen may be marketed and transferred utilizing current infrastructure or diesel trucks. The plant can also produce low-cost synthetic diesel (eDiesel) and environmentally friendly aviation fuel.

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