JVL-YKMA Recycling Plant
Compost and briquettes production for food, energy and cleaner environment
The JVL-YKMA recycling plant set up is an innovative Public-Private Partnership between Jekora Ventures Ltd (JVL) and the Yilo Krobo Municipal Assembly (YKMA) that recycles source-separated foodwaste from the markets, faecal sludge from public and private toilets, woodwaste, and rice husk from the mills to produce compost and briquette as soil amendment and low cost alternative fuel wood respectively.
The plant operates on a self-financing circular economic business model. Which is easy to replicate, locally-led, and proven use of low-cost and appropriate technologies.
Jekora Ventures Ltd, the managing partner of the facility is a trailblazer in waste valorisation interfacing academia and business to commercialize products of research through Public Private Partnerships for sustainable development; providing working capital and technical expertise.
Yilo Krobo Municipal Assembly, the non-managing partner of the facility is a local governance entity ready and willing to share risk with the private sector to promote environmentally friendly and sustainable waste management solutions for local economic development.
International Water Management Institute (IWMI) led the CapVal project under which this Public-Private Partnership was established. The business model applies a concept developed by IWMI and partners from years of scientific research. IWMI’s main role is to provide technical support through scientific research.
Training, Research and Networking for Development (TREND) is a partner of the CapVal project under which this public-private enterprise was established. TREND leads stakeholder engagement within the partnership.
The SEED Low Carbon Awards 2021 in Ghana, India, Indonesia, South Africa, Thailand and Uganda are sponsored by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).