Pointe Noire (Republic of Congo), 24 September 2020 - The Minister for Scientific Research and Technological Innovation of the Republic of Congo, Parfait Aimé Coussoud Mavoungou, today visited Eni Congo's project organic waste recovery and valorisation as compost for agricultural use
Eni Congo launched this project in October 2019 with the installation of two composters with a capacity of 150 tons / year each, in its sites. This drastically reduced the volume of organic waste produced by industrial sites and residential compounds and previously destined to the dump. The waste, transformed into organic compost, is then used as fertilizer in the CATREP agricultural project, in a circular economy perspective.
The CATREP (Center for Technical Support and Professional Resources), part of the Hinda Integrated Project (PIH), spreads over a land reserve of 100 hectares and has the objective of promoting food and nutritional security, as well as economic growth and diversification. With its training activities and workshops, CATREP promotes research and innovation, reed in the field of organic agriculture, and the enhancement of medicinal plants. Since 2017, CATREP has provided assistance to more than 110 farmers and cooperatives, facilitating their access to the market.
Compost production is part of the "Waste to Value" initiative launched by Eni Congo in 2018 to promote circular economy and reduce the environmental impact of the waste produced by the company. Other initiatives include plastic recycling, bio-treatment of industrial oil waste, and sensitization campaigns on environmental protection issues.
With this project, Eni Congo aims to promote food security as well as economic growth and diversification, in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda. The project is implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries.