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Turning plastic bags into biofuel in Managua

Nicaragua Network | Tuesday, 13 October 2015 | Click here for original article

The Managua City Council has unanimously approved a 30 year concession to W2E Eco Energy-Nicaragua. The company will invest US$17 million to build a plastic waste processing plant in Managua that will process up to 20 tons of mainly plastic bags a day, converting them to 100 barrels (16,000 liters) of biofuel in the first of three planned factories.

The project has investors from Nicaragua, Colombia, and Spain. Andres Fernandez, legal representative of the company, declined to estimate the number of new jobs the project would create “because the project is in the study phase.” However, he said workers would be needed to sort the plastic as well as drivers and workers on the trucks that will pick up the recyclables.