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GENERATION OF ENERGY FROM BOTSWANA MEAT COMMISSION - LOBATSE ABATTOIR

By

John S. N. Khupe


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The document evaluates environmental benefits, technological aspects, socio-economic benefits and financial benefits of converting the abattoir waste to energy. The study identifies the opportunities for improved wastewater and solid waste management in the abattoir industry based on the results of an initial investigation of the potentiality of generation of energy from the Lobatse BMC abattoir.  The document also identifies GHG emissions from the same abattoir waste.

The document identifies anaerobic digestion of both the liquid and solid waste as a viable waste management option which will not only protect the environment from pollution but will also provide the much needed energy for the abattoir processes.

 In the latter sections of the document Energy and GHG savings accruing as a result of converting the waste to energy are worked out and results suggest that the waste has great potential for energy generation and that the method of waste treatment will reduce GHG emissions.

The study relies on published and unpublished material on the potential and possible energy recovery options from solid and liquid waste. Journals, annual reports, technical papers, books, government reports, fieldwork and site visit provided most of the data.


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