Hysacam is the leading waste collection and waste treatment company in Cameroon. Founded in 1969, the group holds 500 trucks, employs 5,000 people and operates in 16 cities including the country capital city - Yaoundé - and the largest economic urban center - Douala.
The project aims to recover the biogas released by the urban waste decomposition at Douala PK 10 landfill site. Thanks to wells and pumping stations disseminated few meters deep into the waste, the biogas is aspired to the surface and is conducted through a pipeline network to an enclosed-type flaring unit where the captured biogas is filtered and then flared. The project avoids methane emissions due to the waste decomposition in the atmosphere. Douala PK 10 landfill opened in 2003 and covers an area of 63 ha. The project was inaugurated in June 2014 and is operating since that period.