Sustainable Manufacturing and Environmental Pollution Programme

Organic Waste

Piloting Biochar production from Food & Beverage Waste

Sanergy aims to establish a first-of-its-kind biochar production facility in Kenya to combat organic waste from the food and beverage sector. SMEP is funding the feasibility study which precedes the establishment of this pilot plant.

Waste to Energy: The case for anaerobic digestion in Kenya and Uganda

Waste to Energy: The case for anaerobic digestion in Kenya and Uganda Organic waste is released through water and land pathways into waterbodies and landfills. Release of organic waste into these pathways results in production of GHGs and negatively impacts aquatic and human health. This report investigate the potential of anaerobic digestion as a suitable technology …

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Complete pineapple waste solution, including decortication for textile production

The Chequered Flag in partnership with Ananas Anam UK Limited and Mananasi Fibre Limited will pilot the decortication of pineapple waste for a) the recovery of fibres that can be used in the textiles value chain; and b) producing organic compost.  Decortication of pineapple fibre is a relatively new technology in the region and success in this pilot will serve as a base to test other organic waste streams where it may be applicable. 

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