Commissioning of the Tolaro biomass self-production plant in Benin

In recent weeks, IED Invest has installed the gasification and power generation system of the biomass plant of the agro-industrial Tolaro Global in Benin.

This project was the opportunity for the teams from Cambodia, Côte d'Ivoire and Benin to work hand in hand to build this first biomass self-production plant constructed by IED Invest in Africa.

Tolaro mise en service

The operation checks and tests were conclusive, and the commissioning of the plant was carried out on June 2, 2023 - in the presence of representatives of the OCEF Facility of the Millenium Challenge Account - MCA Benin II which co-financed this installation.

The connection line of the self-generation plant is to be built by July. The IED Invest team members, based in Côte d'Ivoire, will once again be mobilized to support the operator during the first months of operation, and ensure the success of capacity building.

The biochar briquettes production line will also be installed at that time. About 50 tonnes of alternative fuel can be produced each month, thus contributing to the reduction of pressure on the region's forest resources.

We are indeed eagerly awaiting the upcoming start of the gasifier exploitation to supply electricity to the plant from cashew shells that it produces, and thus improve its competitivness while limiting the impact on the environment.