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GIK Start-up Greenovation held the Inauguration ceremony of its Pilot Plant



Start-up from GIK’s Tech Incubator ‘The Catalyst’ held the inauguration ceremony of its Pilot Plant in Peshawar on 22nd July 2020, Advisor to Chief Minister Kyber Pakhtunkhwa Mr Zia Ullah inaugurated the Plant.

The Catalyst GIK Incubator is established with the generous support of The Directorate of Science and Technology (DoST), Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Greenovation is Pakistan’s first waste to Energy Recycling Start-up that transforms plastic waste into liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), a by-product in the process is an insulation wax. The start-up was part of The Catalyst’s 5th Cohort.

The pilot plant was established with the grant of 0.8 Million from The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Greenovation has also partnered up with Water and Sanitation Services Peshawar (WSSP) to provide waste material for recycling.




The ceremony was attended by Mr Ziaullah Bangash Advisor to CM on ST&IT, Mr Kamran Bangash Special Assistant to CM on Local bodies, Mr Mukhtar Ahmad Secretary ST&IT, Dr Khalid Khan Director S&T, Mr Abdullah Soomro Director The Catalyst GIK Incubator.



Speaking at the occasion Chief Guest Mr Ziaullah Bangash appreciated efforts made by all stakeholders to bring this innovative technology and assured support of his ministry to expand the reach of Greenovation’s technology to all parts of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, he congratulated Greenovation’s team and appealed to donor organizations to come forward to support such initiatives.

Mr Kamran bangash former Special Assistant to CM on ST&IT also congratulated the team and all the stakeholders for making this pilot plant a reality, the project was funded during his tenure as Special Assistant on ST&IT, Mr Bangash highlighted the achievements of the Team Greenovation which had received 2nd prize at a global competition ‘Shell LiveWIRE” last year, he also emphasized the need of such technology for effective waste management and challenges that his ministry faces due to improper disposal of plastic waste.

Dr Khalid khan Director S&T speaking to media said that it’s the mandate of his department bring benefits of Science, Technology and innovation to the lowest tier of the society, he said in Peshawar a total of 200 metric ton plastic waste is produced on daily basis, at the moment the only solution is to dump it at various locations, why not this waste be used for the betterment of society and providing an alternate energy solution as the same time.

Speaking at the occasion Mr Abdullah Soomro Director The Catalyst GIK Incubator, congratulated the team on achieving this important milestone he said this start-up has proved that our local problems can be solved through local innovations and wished the team that with this first step they may lead the way for waste to energy recycling all over Pakistan.

Mr Jehangir Bashar, Rector GIK congratulated the team for archiving yet another milestone and wished them greater success in future.

Date: 24th July, 2020