The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), with technical support from the Korean government, will install a biogas plant at Kumasi Abattoir; the first to be built in the West African sub-region, Footprint to Africa reports.
The project, aimed at supporting green industrial development in Ghana through the promotion of biogas technology and sustainable growth, will improve environmental sanitation challenges at the Kumasi Abattoir and also enhance Ghana’s potentials in the production of energy from industrial waste to reduce the dependence of the Ghana on fossil fuels.
Waste water and intestine contents, or dung, from the animals would serve as raw material to feed the Plant, which is expected to be up and running by June 2016.
Joe Owusu-Boadi, Managing Director of Kumasi Abattoir, is confident the installation of a biogas plant will help better manage prosperity from the facility.
“The biogas we’re building will take up all the wastage, the liquid and solid wastage; because of that we need to concrete our kraal area so that we can pick the droppings,” Owusu-Boadi said.
The Kumasi Abattoir Company Limited uses above mounted mono-railing system to dress slaughtered animals or carcasses. The Abattoir Company Limited has the production capacity of 300-400 food animals per day but presently slaughters an average 200 cattle and 140 sheep and goat.