US company looking to convert Guyana’s waste plastic into fuel

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A United States company, Green Link Renewable Energy, is proposing to convert Guyana’s plastic into fuel, in an effort to address both the country’s issues with insufficient energy supply and solid waste disposal.

The team met with Public Works Minister Juan Edghill on Monday at his office, according to a statement from the Ministry.

“The team is expected to meet with local authorities during the week and draft and submit an official business proposal for consideration,” according to the Ministry.

Guyana, for years, has struggled to cope with improper waste disposal especially in the capital city, Georgetown. This constant struggle has often been the sole contributor to flooding.

As such, Minister Edghill explained that he does not need to be convinced of such a “solution”.

This initiative will also help the country advance towards a renewable energy state, he posited.  The visiting team comprised of Mr Derek Castaneda, Mr Joshua Somwaru, Mr Bruce Gold, Mr Robert Castaneda and Mr Jason Baboolal.

Minister of Public Works, Juan Edghill (center) poses with the visiting team (from left) Mr. Bruce Gold, Mr. Derek Castaneda, Mr. Robert Castaneda, Mr. Sugrim, Mr. Jason Baboolal and Mr. Joshua Somwaru (Public Works Ministry photo)

Minister Edghill pointed the company to the Guyana Office for Investment (Go-Invest), the Ministry of Local Government and the Director of Solid Waste Management for further engagements.

Green Link Renewable Energy was created in 2014 as a renewable energy development and finance firm. It focuses on waste-to-energy, plastic-to-fuels opportunities and securing capital for projects. The firm’s founders worked together on a number of renewable energy, waste-to-energy, and regional transmission engagements in Latin America prior to forming Greenlink.

The firm, based in the Southeastern United States, is dedicated to the search for more effective, yet proven and bankable zero-waste solutions, technologies, and partners. They are partnered with Renewlogy, a global leader in plastic-to-fuel technology, to turn streams of waste plastic into valuable fuel resources.

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