The Tobago House of Assembly and Fourth State Energy have signed a contract to undertake a waste-to-energy pre-feasibility study on the island.
This could see the island becoming the first Caribbean territory without a landfill site
The feasibility study will look at how much waste is produced on the island, the characteristics of the waste and whether the project is viable for Tobago.
Stephen Mader, the Chief Executive Officer of Fourth State Energy, added that the study will also show how much electricity can be produced and the impact this will have on Tobago’s economy.
New jobs will also be created to run the waste plant.
Mr. Mader said that there will be 40 to 60 full-time jobs, ranging from sorting waste to engineers running the plant 24/7, year round generating renewable electricity.
The project is costing the THA US$100 thousand dollars.