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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Syria toward 10% renewables?

Syria is relatively small, but one of the oldest countries in the world. The places in the old damascus show a history of several thousands years. The city has now about 5 million inhabitants, which is about 1/4 of the entire country. The country has not so much renewable energy at the moment, but they are planning to reach 10% by solar, wind, bioenergy and hydraulic energies. One of the resources that they own, without noticing, is their wastes. Just the city of Damascus produces 2,500 tons/day municipal wastes, by which 250 tons are composted and the left are landfilled. In our recent trip to Damascus, we tried to make the initial connections toward waste recovery and its conversion to energies. Let's hope for their success with our help!

(The landfill of Damascus with 35,000 ha in size and 20 m height of the wastes)

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