US firm proposes to convert plastics to fuel

US company, Green Link Renewable Energy, has signalled its intention to convert plastic waste in Guyana into fuel.

This development follows a recent meeting between representatives of the company and the Minister of Public Works, Hon. Bishop Juan Edghill.

In a press release, the Ministry praised the initiative as a major job provider that could accelerate the Government’s efforts to transform the nation into a renewable energy state.

It added that Minister Edghill was, “pleased to hear that not only will plastics be less of a pollutant through this initiative, but it will also provide thousands of jobs to locals.”

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

Minister Edghill directed Green Link Renewable Energy to the Guyana Office for Investment (Go-Invest), Ministry of Local Government and the Director of Solid Waste Management to continue the discussions.

Greenlink 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.