Following the successful pilot phase of the biogas demonstration unit capable of processing 1 tonne, this joint initiative of UNDP and KMC aims to increase the productivity of the Solid Waste Management Unit in Kaduwela, to process 10 tonnes of biodegradable solid waste per day. This waste which would have ended up in landfills now generates electricity that is exported to the grid and produces liquid organic fertilizer, resulting in a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 1000-1300 tonnes per annum.

.UNDP in Sri Lanka entered into a Government Co-Financed project with the Kaduwela Municipal Council in December 2016 and has since been supporting the KMC and the Government of Sri Lanka to effectively manage solid waste and generate biogas energy.

The project is a part of the Government’s plans for a greener Sri Lanka, which aims to increase the use of renewable energy to 70% by 2023, and the Government’s 2015 Energy Sector Development Plan to make Sri Lanka an energy self-sufficient nation by 2030.


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