Multimodal platform for the enhancement of post-industrial and post-consumer waste

ACS was contracted by the UNEP DTU Partnership to create an autonomous market for investors in post-consumption and post-industrial waste management projects in Morocco, including large waste-to-energy projects, hydrogen production, and clean power produced from renewable biogas. ACS conducted a market study to identify different types of waste, and a technical study to identify the processes and technologies required for the treatment of the identified wastes (gasification, fermentation, pyrolysis, etc.).

ACS created an Excel-based waste management model tool designed to support municipalities and potential investors to analyze and make decisions about the economic viability of different waste recycling and valorization processes. The strength of this model is that users can input their own data to generate an adapted and case-specific business plan with over 300 variable parameters and 35 waste streams. The tool calculates financial indicators such as return on investment and net present value and creates financial projections. The model also calculates carbon footprints, avoided emissions, energy consumption and water use. Finally, ACS created a detailed business plan for a pilot platform and worked with stakeholders to develop a plan to incorporate the project into a national policy/framework.

A full project brief is available at:

Client: Moroccan Agency for Energy Efficiency (AMEE)

  • Duration: 2018-2020


  • Conducted a detailed study of the current situation regarding the production, treatment, recovery, and reclamation of waste in Morocco.
  • Created a waste management model which can automatically generate a business plan based on several criteria that the user can enter or choose from a wide selection of options;
  • Developed a financial model for a pilot multimodal platform.