Manfred Schweda has been living and working in Morocco since 2013, where he founded MSConex, a consulting firm with a focus on waste, energy and the environment. The firm combines sound financial and economic expertise with technical environmental waste and energy know-how in order to define, adapt and apply solutions to challenges in North and West Africa.

Manfred Schweda and MSConex have conducted waste-to-energy technical and financial feasibility studies for EBRD, EIB, UNIDO/CTCN and private industrial companies. MSConex is a consultant in a consortium with GGGI, (Seoul) and First Climate (Zurich) for the KliK Foundation’s Organic Waste-to-Energy mitigation activity, a Moroccan national program embedded within the Ministry of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development. The Organic Waste-to-Energy Program shall generate ITMOs/carbon credits, thereby rendering a number of organic waste-to-energy/digester investment projects financially feasible. Creating the market structure to support waste and energy projects will demonstrate an operational model that can be scaled up on the continent.

Adjacent technical expertise covered by the consultant are areas such as decarbonization strategies for industry, leachate avoidance and treatment, landfill waste issues, greenhouse gas emissions on landfills, methane capture and utilisation, desulfurization of biogas, cogeneration technologies, PV solar, and hydrogen applications.

MSConex wholly owns generizon in Rabat which is the commercial and technical services entity providing turnkey anaerobic digestion facilities, cogeneration engines, desulfurization plants and other equipment along the entire biogas and waste value chain.