Bio electricity. Renewable energy  N/A



Feasibility study of electrical production in a rice agro-industry using biomass from the paddy processing

Country : Senegal. .
Start Date : 08/2016
Completion Date : 12/2016
Value of services : 25 000 EUR
Funder : SUNREF West Africa, Agence Française de Développement (AFD)
Associate/Partner : N/A
Description :
VITAL SENEGAL is an agro-industrial company that commercializes white rice. The company owns a processing unit located in the northern rice production area.
The unit produces large quantities of rice husk and is located in a recently electrified rural area. For VITAL managers this is an opportunity to produce clean energy at lower cost, to contribute to energy access for the population via the existing network and to contribute to national objectives as to the share of biomass in the energy mix.
The mill has a capacity of 30,000 tons and VITAL is considering extensions of its production lines and storage capacity to reach 60,000 tons and to have its own electric power plant.
IED is recruited to carry out the feasibility study of the project
Description of the Actual Services Provided - Data collection mission and technical audit of the rice-processing unit.
- Technical and economic feasibility study of the solution:
* Analysis of biomass potential and assessment of power generation capacity,
* Electrical demand analysis
* Preliminary design study of electrical generation from biomass with boiler & steam
turbine technologies
* Economic analysis of the electrical power plant.