The Seychelles’ environment ministry is encouraging investment in a biodigestion plant that will convert waste in the landfill into biogas, a top official said.
The principal secretary for environment, Alain De Commarmond, told SNA that the government intends to put more effort and support into improving the renewable energy supply to provide an answer to the growing climate change challenges and cost of oil.
“Interest to develop biogas technologies has grown over the world. This has been a result of its socio-economic and environmental benefits. Therefore, as a small island state, we should also be tapping into this source of energy,” said De Commarmond.
According to the ‘Solid Waste Management in the Seychelles‘ report compiled by students from ETH Zurich and the University of Seychelles in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, waste management poses threats to the island nation as most of the waste generated ends up in the landfill.