As part of the Biostar project, IED was selected for the supply and commissioning of a self-production power plant based on the gasification of rice husk in a rice mill in the Senegal River Valley.
The Biostar project, coordinated by CIRAD, aims to improve the energy supply of agri-food processing SMEs through bioenergy in West Africa.
Thus, the installation of this 85 kW net gasification system will enable the rice mill:
- to be quasi-autonomous in electricity, a very expensive item;
- to recover its own waste, which presents a significant environmental risk;
- to generate an alternative income from the valorization of residual biochar from gasification.
This project is the second pilot project of the Agrogazelec project, carried out with the support of the French Global Environment Facility (FFEM), aiming to improve waste-to-energy through gasification.