- The Canadian Ambassador Lise Filiatrault and Goldcorp Chairman Ian Telfer opened an innovative clean energy facility near Dakar, Senegal on January 31st, 2017
Stephen Jenkins, a Vancouver native and founder of ENERGIES DU FUTUR says "Because of investors such as Mr. Telfer, Mr. Digby Porter and Mr. Stevie Johnson, an amazing engineering team in BPEI and great local talent, we have been able to develop and construct our facility in just 24 months. We thank all those involved, including the Governments of Senegal and Canada for trusting and supporting us."
Energies Du Futur has already won an award for innovation at the United Nations in 2015. The facility is phase one of a planned three-phase investment.
The outcomes of phase one:
Recycles over 1500 waste tires per day using ISO standards to recycle and recover oil and carbon;
Provides over 40 direct jobs and over 200 indirect jobs to men and women in a country that has high unemployment;
Integrates a large corporate social responsibility component, including solar power for critical care clinic, repairing the town's only ambulance, funding 48 hours of clean up, and providing vehicles for garbage collection.
This collaboration is the first of its type in Senegal where the town will be an equity partner in the project.
About the team: This partnership is a PPP with the Town of Nguekokh, Energies Du Futur www.edfutur.com, Engineering from www.bpei.ca.
For further information: Stephen Jenkins, Energies Du Futur, +221 772763419, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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