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Unlocking Africa’s Bio-Trade/Energy Potential


New Perspectives Due to be Showcased

…..As Industry Players  Storm Abidjan

Report: Mohammed Abu,ADM,Accra

Aside bringing fresh perspectives on the use of agri-residues to produce electricity in Africa, major industry players due to attend the  3rd Biomass Trade and BioEnergy Africa Summit,  would also focus on  the region’s potential for wood pellets and chips exports to Europe and Asia.

The event slated for the 25-26th September  in the Ivorian commercial capital of Abidjan is to  feature ongoing bioenergy projects and initiatives in Africa including French utility – EDF sharing its renewable energy portfolio development in Africa and the opportunities mapping for bioenergy.

In addition, Societes Des Energies Nouvelles (SODEN) will share details of its 60-70MW biomass-to-energy plant (fueled by cocoa waste) in its session on ‘First Cocoa Biomass Power Project in Cote d’Ivoire’.

Also to be featured  is the  University of Nottingham’s pilot project in Ghana to test a system that will turn cocoa into biofuel and help the country reduce poverty and Rainforest Alliance sharing updates on its project to provide smallholder tea farmers in Kenya with renewable energy solutions.

Oracle Biofuels on their part,will discuss the availability of used vegetable oil and multi-feedstock technology for biofuels production in Zambia.

These were contained in a Press Release issued by the event organizers, Centre for Management Technology(CMT)

This year’s program the release further added,also features sessions on: · Fund Strategies & Promotion of Bioenergy Projects in Africa – Proparco (Groupe AFD) · ECOWAS Bioenergy Policy Facilitates Biomass Trade & Investment – ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE).

CMT also confirmed  that Egyptian Company for solid Waste Recycling (ECARU) will present on ‘Alternative Solid Fuel – Current Status & Prospects in Egypt & Africa’ and also exhibit its solutions at the event.

The Industry Partners for the event include, World Biodiversity Association,African Biogass Association,Independent Power Producers among others.

Promotion Partners also include,Farmers Review Africa,Greenea,Efrique Econome among others.