Environmental Issues

The waste products and their handling are as follows:

  • Hot air (from drying of the product)
    • Air is filtered of any dust and starch particles before venting through the roof of the factory.
  • Boiler Smoke
    • Smoke from boiler fire is passed through scrubbers that remove virtually all solids so that smoke emitted into the atmosphere contains less than 5ppm of ash and other solids.
  • Waste water
    • Waste water is first treated by normalizing the acid levels.
    • The water is then pumped into our dam for evaporation.
    • No water is discharged into the surface of sub-surface water table.
  • Cassava skins and peels
    • These are turned into compost and used as organic fertilizer.