Morocco Plans to Generate Electricity from Waste

As part of efforts to promote clean energy and reduce climate change, Morocco plans to use solid waste to generate electricity.

In this regards, a memorandum of understanding was signed between engineering company Siemens and PEPS, a branch of the Imperium Holding industrial group, specialized in turning solid waste into electricity, in partnership with NST, a French company based in Guadeloupe.

The deal, which was signed on the side lines of the recently concluded UN Climate Summit in Marrakech, COP22, is in tune with Morocco’s household waste plan that sets a target of 20 percent recycled and upgraded waste by 2022.

“For Siemens Morocco, this agreement with PEPS and NST is also a way of strengthening our commitment to Moroccan initiatives that can make things happen,” said Siemens Morocco CEO Dirk De Bilde.

PEPS is already operating a plant converting waste into energy in the commune of Ras El Aïn, which was officially inaugurated as part of COP22 events on November 8.

As part of its nationally determined contributions under the Paris Agreement, Morocco plans to produce 52 percent of its energy needs from renewables.

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