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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
Name of conflict:Waste Gas-based Cogeneration Project, Egypt
State or province:Amreya, Alexandria
Location of conflict:El 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:Incinerators
Other industries
Specific commodities:Electricity
Carbon Black
Carbon offsets
Industrial waste
Chemical products
Project Details and Actors
Project details

Reductions of 109,514 metric tonnes CO2 equivalent per annum

Type of populationUrban
Start of the conflict:2011
Company names or state enterprises:Alexandria Carbon Black Co. from India
Aditya Birla Group from India
International and Finance InstitutionsCorporación financiera Internacional (CFI)
Conflict & Mobilization
IntensityLATENT (no visible organising at the moment)
Reaction stageUnknown
Groups mobilizing:Neighbours/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-economical ImpactsVisible: Loss of livelihood, Violations of human rights, Land dispossession
Project StatusUnknown
Conflict outcome / response:Institutional changes
Development of alternatives:0
Do you consider this an environmental justice success? Was environmental justice served?:No
Briefly explain:There seems to be little resistance currently to CDM projects specifically. This area is still under study.
Sources & Materials
References to published books, academic articles, movies or published documentaries

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

Links to general newspaper articles, blogs or other websites

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