Project title

USTDA desk study on Costa Rica oil sludge project

Project description

For the US Trade and Development Agency, STELLA staff conducted a desk study to evaluate a proposal by Kiber Environmental for a feasibility study of a facility that would process oil sludge waste from vessels in the Port of Limon and Moin. The facility would recycle the sludge by using two new technologies (DCR asphalt technology and Cement-Lock) to make asphalt and concrete. STELLA staff reviewed the technical and financial proposal, contacted key players in the project and conducted interviews on the technology and the current economic and environmental situation in Costa Rica. STELLA staff concluded that, prior to a feasibility study, a market assessment of the availability of sludge waste, tipping fees, and actual demand for the products generated by the facility needed to be undertaken.