EVEN YEHUDA, Israel, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Sphere Corp. (OTCBB: BLSP) (the "Company" or "Blue Sphere"), a company in the cleantech sector as a waste-to-energy and clean energy project integrator, is pleased to announce that it has signed a binding memorandum of understanding ("MoU") in respect of a 10 MW organic waste to energy project in Accra, Ghana.
The MoU gives Blue Sphere the right to receive and anaerobically digest up to 1,000 tons a day of pre-sorted organic waste from the new transfer station to be opened in Accra in early 2014.
Blue Sphere's partner in the project, J. Stanley Owusu Group of Companies, one of Ghana's leading companies in the waste collection and disposal industry ("JSO"), is in the final phase of construction of a transfer station to receive all of the municipal solid waste ("MSW") to be collected on a daily basis in Accra. Initially, volumes to be collected will start at 250 tons per day growing to 1,000 tons within 6-12 months of opening. JSO has offered Blue Sphere a suitable premises near the transfer station on which to construct and operate the project. Ghana published last week a feed-in tariff for waste to energy projects of USD 11.6 cents per kw/hr, which means that the project will generate almost USD 10,000,000 in annual revenue. The term of the project is 30 years.
JSO has committed in the MoU to finance 50% of the equity to be invested in the project.
"This is now our biggest project anywhere in the world. We are already preparing a preliminary design and development plan for the project and have commenced negotiations for a long-term power purchase agreement at the FIT rate. We are also speaking to various multilateral and government agencies, as well as private investors, to raise financing for the project," said Shlomi Palas, CEO of Blue Sphere Corp.
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About Blue Sphere Corp.
Blue Sphere Corp. is a company in the cleantech sector as a waste-to-energy project Integrator. Blue Sphere develops waste-to-energy and other renewable energy projects. The Company aspires to become a key player in the global waste-to-energy and renewable energy markets. For further information please visit the Company's website www.bluespherecorporate.com
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