Solid Waste Solution in Palestine
From 11th to 14th Feb 2019, invited by Zahrat Al Finjan landfill, AWECT’s CEO Evert Lichtenbelt visited Westbank Palestine. Zahrat Al Finjan landfill is reaching its full capacity within 2 years, therefore Al Kubra company (owner of the landfill) has been looking for new solutions of the waste.
Evert is invited to Palestine to discuss the potential cooperation between Al Kubra and AWECT to build Waste-to-energy (WtE) plant beside Zahrat Al Finjan landfill. Since AWECT’s WtE technology has the best net electrical efficiency (>30%) in the world, the WtE plant will not only solve the waste problem in Westbank, but it will also generate electricity for the region, contributing to the energy independence of Palestine.
Evert’s meetings with Solid Waste Solution Company, Palestine Development and Investment Company, Massader Company (a Palestine Investment Fund) and Palestine Energy Authority were very positive. Currently, AWECT and the potential partners are working on the collaboration agreements, business case and strategies of the WtE plant.