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Hybrid waste to Energy as a sustainable solution for Ghana

Title of Research

Hybrid Waste to Energy as Sustainable Solution for Ghana (Waste2Energy)


Principal Investigator / Project Coordinator

Dr. Mizpah Rockson, Chemical Engineering Department


Research Team Members and Departments

Susana Ayittah, Student Researcher, Chemical Engineering Department

Asare Boateng Dua, Student Researcher, Chemistry Department


Other Collaborating Institutions or Departments

West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL)

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

Kumasi Technical University (KsTU)

Several other partners


Research Amount/ Grant size

€124,500.00 (KNUST Share)


Funding Agency/Source of funding

The project is funded by the Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in Germany and with the supervision of the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI).


Research Duration (Start and End Date)

31st March, 2020   to 31st December, 2023


Research Story/ Article

The Brew-Hammond Energy Centre (TBHEC), KNUST, is working with the West African Science Service on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) and the Project Management Agency Julich (PJJ) as a local partner on the project dubbed “Hybrid waste to Energy as a sustainable solution for Ghana”.

Expected Outcomes: The main objective of the project is to setup a 400 kW hybrid power plant to treat urban solid waste in the Atwima-Nwabiagya Municipality in Ashanti Region.