Animal waste management plant inaugurated in Marsa

The new plant could help in reducing energy losses in the incineration process as well as reducing harmful emissions

Wasteserv inaugurated a $12 million animal waste management in Marsa earlier now.

Speaking at the inauguration of the new Wateserv EU-funded autoclave producing plant for the treatment of animal waste, Wasteserv CEO Tonio Montebello reported that the job was part of its drive to enhance the country’s waste treatment infrastructure.

Montebello also clarified that the plant could lead to substantial savings produced in the incineration plant, which processes several 6,000 tonnes of waste per year.

Projects director Jean Luke Zarb explained that the issue with the current system was that a lot of energy has been wasted in incinerating water or fats in the carcasses.

“This plant will function essentially as a industrial pressure cooker in that it will dry up the carcasses ahead,” he stated, adding that this would finally result in less electricity needed by the incinerator.

He added that the fats would likewise be utilized as fuel for the plant itself, therefore reducing its fuel intake.

Stressing that the plant would also be utilized to take care of substances coming from Gozo, Montebello explained that the plant would also banish issues that normally rose when the incinerator was under care, ensuring a seamless transition and functioning.

Environment minister Leo Brincat reported that the fall in gas consumption could also finally lead to less dangerous greenhouse gas emissions.

“Another novelty the plant will introduce, is in expired foodstuffs containing animal byproduct, which would normally have to be incinerated,” he explained with a pizza as an example.

“The plant will permit us to take care of these foods then forward them to other remedies plants to turn them into biofuels,” he added.

Brincat reported that the job would also raise Wasteserv’s total operation, and that the company was also looking forward to the inauguration of the Malta North MBT in the coming months.

EU funding parliamentary secretary Ian Borg added that the undertaking, 85% of which was funded by the EU, was also finished in record time – about annually.

“The government is currently assessing projects for the newest $200 million fund package under the European Regional Development Fund,” he explained.


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