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CGE-Nigeria seeks resource recovery from waste

By Michael Egbejule, Benin City
02 December 2021   |   3:48 am
Centre for Global Eco-Innovation (CGE-Nigeria), yesterday, hosted the ACTUATE (accelerating the adoption of circular sanitation demonstration systems for improved health outcomes) international workshop...

Centre for Global Eco-Innovation (CGE-Nigeria), yesterday, hosted the ACTUATE (accelerating the adoption of circular sanitation demonstration systems for improved health outcomes) international workshop on Resource Recovery from Waste with the theme, Sustainable Waste to Energy Transition: the ACTUATE Project.

Declaring the workshop open, ACTUATE-Team Lead and CGE-Nigeria Director, Prof. Lawrence Ezemonye, gave a historical background of the ACTUATE project and the long-standing partnership with Lancaster University, UK and appreciated the project funders, Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF -EPSRC) and Global Research Translation Award (GRTA), for finding the University of Benin as worthy partners.

In his presentation, Prof. Kirk Semple, the Director of International Engagement, Lancaster Environment Centre and Director of RECIRCULATE and ACTUATE projects explained that the ACTUATE project aims at reducing emission of greenhouse gases in developing countries; providing clean, secure and sustainable supply of food and energy, and managing wastes.

He added that the main objective of the ACTUATE project is to construct facilities in both Ghana and Nigeria to process organic wastes, produce power to be used as a sustainable soil conditioner/fertiliser.

The ACTUATE progress report from the University of Benin was presented by Dr. Andrew Amenaghawon, while Dr. Richard Bayitse, a senior research scientist from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ghana, presented the progress report from CSIR.