In Kenya, Sanergy, a company specialising in the valorisation of organic waste, has joined forces with the Anglo American mining group based in London, UK. The two companies want to promote sustainable agriculture through the valorisation of organic waste.
In Kenya, the London-based mining group Anglo American is investing in Sanergy, a company specialising in the valorisation of organic waste in Nairobi, Kenya. The undisclosed financial value of the collaboration is aimed at promoting sustainable agriculture, creating jobs and reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
The investment will enable Sanergy to increase its capacity to recycle organic waste into agricultural and energy products such as insect-based proteins for animal feed, organic fertiliser for regenerative agriculture and biomass fuel for cooking.
“Sanergy’s innovative waste treatment technology and sanitation solutions have the potential to directly support our goals of protecting health and wellbeing, and to be a catalyst for sustainable livelihoods, in line with our Sustainable Mining Plan,” says Peter Whitcutt, Anglo American’s marketing director.
For Ani Vallabhaneni, Sanergy’s CEO, the cooperation will enable his company to expand in Africa, South America and Asia. In addition to its recycling plant in Nairobi, Sanergy is preparing to commission a second facility that will provide sanitation services and reduce landfill waste and CO2 emissions.