Finnish Group to transform garbage to energy in Sri Lanka By Quintus Perera View(s): View(s):Two senior officials from Fortum Oy of Finland, which is responsible for 60 per cent of the renewable energy in the whole of Europe, were in Colombo recently on an official visit to discuss plans to transform garbage to renewable energy. They were here to finalise an investment of US$300 million to generate renewable energy or ‘waste to energy’ and solar power. Endeavour Energy first came to Sri Lanka in July 2017 and proposed a novel solution to get rid of one of the country’s biggest problems – garbage disposal; to transform it to energy. While Endeavour Energy was preparing to launch their 10 MW garbage to energy project, they were to also embark on another ambitious project to convert ‘chicken droppings’ – a bio-fertiliser project in keeping with the government’s intention to replace chemical fertiliser with bio-fertiliser. The Sri Lanka project on a 45-acre land at Bingiriya is worth Rs.
Source: Sunday Times March 02, 2019 19:20 UTC