SODEN to develop 60-70 MW Biomass Power Plant in Ivory Coast
Posted on : 24 Jul, 2019
Ivory Coast produces about 2 million tonnes of cocoa annually. The country is well poised to use its thousands of tonnes of cocoa pods (that are currently discarded after the beans are removed) to fuel biomass power.
There are some biomass power projects that are on the anvil. This includes the Société des Energies Nouvelles (SODEN), an Ivorian energy company, that is developing a 60-70MW biomass-to-energy plant fueled by cocoa waste in Divo. The project has already received a $996,238 grant from U.S. agency for trade and development (USTDA) to conduct feasibility studies.
Although Ivory Coast has a reliable power supply and exports electricity to neighboring countries, its domestic consumption has risen and the government is planning to increase installed capacity to 4,000 MW by 2020, from the current 2,275 MW.
Learn more about the project from lead speaker - Société des Energies Nouvelles (SODEN) at CMT’s 3rd Biomass Trade and BioEnergy Africa Summit in Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire on 25-26 September, 2019.
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Nigeria’s NNPC collaborates with Chinese firms to Build Biofuels Complexes
Posted on : 03 May, 2019
Nigeria’s federal government has mandated the use of clean, alternative and renewable energy programs, particularly automotive biofuels production nationwide. This requires the blending of 10 per cent by volume of fuel-ethanol in gasoline and 20 per cent by volume of biodiesel in automotive gas oil (diesel) for use in the transportation sector.
To meet such demand, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has signed two MoUs with OBAX-COMPLANT Consortium and the CAPEGATE-NANNING Consortium to build around 10 large biofuels complexes across the country.
This will include the country’s first biofuel production complex.
Currently, Nigeria consumes over 65million litres of automotive fuel daily, indicative of a substantial volume of fuel-ethanol and biodiesel needed to meet the government mandate.
The ten large biofuels complexes across the country are expected to help meet this demand.
More about biofuels in Nigeria will be discussed at CMT’s 3rd Biomass Trade and BioEnergy Africa on 25-26 September, 2019 in Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire.
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