New Solutions for More Sustainable Wastewater Treatment in Kenya

May 22, 2018

 

Quercus Group is conducting a feasibility study for the Danish environmental engineering and consulting company, TransForm, to introduce their Rootzone Technology in Kenya as a natural solution for treatment of wastewater produced for example in the mining industry.

 

TransForm’s goal is to preserve the environment through the promotion of an effective, efficient and sustainable technology that can be used to reduce, recycle and reuse waste produced in e.g. villages, hotels, university campuses and in various important industries, including the mining sector in Kenya, East Africa and across the African continent.

 

Mineral production is an important activity for Kenya's economic development. However, mining in Kenya, as in other parts of the world, has a substantial negative impact on the environment, including the loss of biodiversity and contamination of soil, groundwater and surface water by chemicals from the mining process. Hence, mining- and mineral processing waste is becoming one of Kenya's chronic waste concerns. The solid and liquid materials generated after mining processing around the mine sites, currently have no economic use.

 

The main aim of the feasibility study is to determine the business opportunities, conditions and requirements related to establishing a subsidiary in Kenya and evaluate the potential and economic viability in marketing and selling the Danish Rootzone Technology as a waste management solution for the mining industry.

 

Drawing on extensive knowledge and experience in the Kenyan and East African markets, Quercus Group will advise TransForm on multi-stakeholder management and maintain a continuous dialogue with potential business partners, financial institutions and government officials to ensure that the project is properly rooted in the local context. Furthermore, Quercus will facilitate access to local partners and potential customers and support the development of a business model, outline the management and organisation structure and undertake an in-depth stakeholder evaluation.

 

The transfer of the Danish technology and knowledge on how to manage wastewater produced during mining and oil exploration activities in Kenya will have a positive impact, not only on the environment, but also on the social welfare for people working and living near the mining areas. Furthermore, this project can potentially create a pathway for other Danish companies with an interest in expanding into the East African markets and contribute to Denmark's economic growth.

 

For more information please contact Michael Rottbøll at michael@quercus-group.com

 

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