Bio electricity. Power distribution  N/A



Energy valorization of waste from agricultural industries through the appropriation and local deployment of gas generators in Ivory Coast, Benin and West Africa.

Country : Benin. Cambodia.Ivory Coast
Client : Urja-Nishati
Start Date : 2019-08-01
Completion Date : 2023-07-31
Value of services : 1 100 000 €
Funder : Fonds Français pour l’Environnement Mondial
Associate/Partner : N/A
Description :
The goal of the program is to elaborate a viable solution for the value of agricultural and agro-industrial waste, for power ratings from 200kWe to 2MWe, with a high impact on local economies, employment, the local environment and climate change, through the transfer of manufacturing and operating know-how already operational in Cambodia. An important action training component will make it possible to manufacture the first units, and to install and operate the first installations in Africa.
Innovation will also focus on institutional arrangements in a context where, while self-production and independent production are allowed in West Africa, regulatory frameworks remain cumbersome and require incentives that are more conducive to renewables; financing remains a real challenge for complex and small projects: a mobilization of impact funds and guarantee instruments is to be developed.
Description of the Actual Services Provided 1. Capitalization on the experience in Cambodia: Manufacture of Gasifier and filters + water and ash treatment; Adaptation of 100% gas engines; Operation and maintenance of a 100% gasifier power plant ;
2. Structuring of the industrial sector: Local manufacturing to obtain acceptable CAPEX with local availability of spare parts; Structuring and operator support for Design, works supervision and commissioning (EPC); Structuring and operator support for the operation and maintenance of gasifier power plants; Implementation of a gasifier production chain with its business plan and project pipeline.
3. Achievements in the field: a. Identification, feasibility studies, constitution of a pipeline (15 potential sites) ; b. Selection of 2 manufacturers; Engineering then assistance to the exploitation;