Large piles of refuse are observed in the streets and town squares as well as on the highways in the surrounding and rural areas. The result is uncontrolled landfill sites which are a serious source of environmental pollution. Poor waste management by the Kinshasa Municipality has adverse effects on human health and the environment. Once Kinshasa used to be regarded as one of the largest and developed metropoles in Africa in the past, it is regarded as one of the dirtiest in cities in the world today. In the DRC only 9% of the population has access to electricity of which 1% live in rural areas where effective recycling and energy policies prevail. The project, Congo Environmental, could reduce the mortality rate and lead to an increase to 3% of the rural population in the areas surrounding Kinshasa to have access to electricity.
There is clear evidence of the divide by which solid waste is managed between the affluent and poorer neighborhoods in the city. Well managed service delivery systems exist in the affluent areas while in the poorer areas these services are virtually non-existent. Approximately 80% of the city inhabitants reside in these areas in densely population Congo Environmental will be the first renewable energy company in the DRC using waste as an alternative source of energy. Unique features will be the use of waste from food, manure, abattoirs, agriculture and timber as a biomass source to produce biodiesel (synthetic fuels) or Kerosene for airplanes. Other further possible products are electricity generation and Ashes as fertilizer. Transforming biomass to Diesel-fuel the process can be applied in the production of fuel as it is completely environmentally friendly and is a cheaper way. The efficiency regarding the low reaction temperature is very high; in the range of 70%
91 %. All dangerous materials, like chlorine, fluoride and molecular-fine metals are absorbed by the lime (with high pH-value) and the crystalline recycled ash-catalyst.
The hydrogen content of the biomass is about 20 %. This goes toward polarisation and in the case of pure biomass, to the production of water.
All material that can be burnt and converted to diesel, better compared to normal fuels from crude oil, according to the European standard (EN)