Waste Gas-based Cogeneration Project, Egypt


Alexandria Carbon Black S.A.E. (ACB) is an Indo-Egyptian joint venture of the Aditya Birla Group with the Egyptian Government. and is the largest private chemical company exporter in Egypt with over $120M in exports each year (International Finance Company, 2007).

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Basic Data
NameWaste Gas-based Cogeneration Project, Egypt
ProvinceAmreya, Alexandria
SiteEl Nahada area
Accuracy of LocationMEDIUM regional level
Source of Conflict
Type of Conflict (1st level)Fossil Fuels and Climate Justice/Energy
Type of Conflict (2nd level)Other industries
Specific CommoditiesElectricity
Carbon Black
Industrial waste
Chemical products
Carbon offsets
Project Details and Actors
Project DetailsReductions of 109,514 metric tonnes CO2 equivalent per annum
Type of PopulationUrban
Start Date2011
Company Names or State EnterprisesAlexandria Carbon Black Co. from India
Aditya Birla Group from India
International and Financial InstitutionsCorporación financiera Internacional (CFI)
The Conflict and the Mobilization
Intensity of Conflict (at highest level)LATENT (no visible organising at the moment)
When did the mobilization beginUNKNOWN
Groups MobilizingNeighbours/citizens/communities
Environmental ImpactsVisible: Air pollution, Global warming
Health ImpactsVisible: Exposure to unknown or uncertain complex risks (radiation, etc…), Infectious diseases
Potential: Other environmental related diseases
Socio-economic ImpactsVisible: Loss of livelihood, Violations of human rights, Land dispossession
Project StatusUnknown
Pathways for conflict outcome / responseInstitutional changes
Development of Alternatives0
Do you consider this as a success?No
Why? Explain briefly.There seems to be little resistance currently to CDM projects specifically. This area is still under study.
Sources and Materials

Harold D. Harlow
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Aditya Birla’s Alexandria Carbon Black operation: Global strategies for global markets


Project 1639 : Waste Gas-based Cogeneration Project at Alexandria Carbon Black Co., Egypt
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ENVIRONMENT: Polluters See Green in Carbon Market, Cam McGrath
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ContributorRuth Castel-Branco
Last update07/04/2014