Karachi (Pakistan) Waste-to-Fuel Potential
Following the fundamentals of waste-to-fuel technologies and the experience of the Republic of Korea, this presentation concentrates on the Karachi case study. As the largest and most populous city of Pakistan, Karachi generates a multitude of waste that primarily end up in canals, the river, and the Arabian Sea. There is a huge opportunity to address the waste issues of Karachi by segregating the waste and converting it into biogas, which could then be used as fuel for public transportation. Since the city is assessing the feasibility of a bus rapid transit system, improving waste management could provide this mode of transport and public buses with the resulting biomethane mix. The presentation clearly provides lessons and the potential for enhancing quality of life in the city.