3rd Biomass Trade and BioEnergy Africa,

25-26 Sep, 2019 - Abidjan, COTE D'IVOIRE

Radisson Blu Hotel Abidjan Airport

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"Generating Energy, Electricity & Biomass Export in Africa!"

Quoting from a recent interview by Engineering News Online, EDF senior VP for Africa Valerie Levkov said, "As an example, she cites wind energy as a good solution for South Africa, whereas a biomass solution would be more suitable for a country such as Côte d’Ivoire, given its biomass potential."

Each country in the continent has its own particular needs, financial capabilities and natural resources can be leveraged for sustainable renewable energy development.

Levkov further suggests that African countries should strongly consider biomass projects in the renewable energy space, adding that, on average, one biomass project can create up to 1 000 jobs in a rural region when taking into account the biomass supply chain.

“This is a very good example of the circular economy, where you bring in a lot of value first by developing a clean [or renewable] energy project and then by creating sustainable jobs and revenues for the local communities,” she says

CMT's 3rd Biomass Trade & BioEnergy Africa offers insights from two perspective – local development of biomass to electricity to meet the energy needs and potential trade/export opportunities of woody and agricultural biomass from Africa to the demand markets in Europe and North Asia. 

Register Your Interest

  • Opportunities to utilize biomass & agricultural residues from Cocoa, Tea, Oil Palm as alternative renewable energy source in Africa
  • Promoting & funding options & strategies – Who, What, How
  • Case studies on industrial biomass boilers & cogeneration plant operation 
  • Matching biomass availability with energy demand hotspots
  • From plantation to markets – biomass pellets/briquettes production & economics
  • Export prospect for African biomass
  • Supply chain development for wood pellets, biomass briquettes & PKS
The 1.5 days agenda aim to facilitate strategic partnerships amongst stakeholders such as biomass resources owners with the renewable projects developers, ECAs, engineering and turnkey solution experts, biomass and biofuels buyers and traders. Delegates will get a clearer view on the resources competition landscape and identify new opportunities.

Register with your team today at www.cmtevents.com to enjoy group discount. Contact huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg for more information.
Comments from 2nd Biomass Trade & BioEnergy Africa, Oct 2018, Johannesburg

“Very informative. Has been demonstrated that Africa has lots of resources to offer” – Palmci

“The conference was well organized, provided a lot of industry specific knowledge and insights and offered a great networking platform” – LeJan Energy

“Very informative and mind opening conference in regarding to Africa biomass potential and market update opportunity from the Asian countries” – Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC)

“Well organized, good location, good refreshments and good networking” – The New Forests Company

“This is the only biomass/bioenergy focused forum in Africa providing opportunity to meet the right people” – ARUP
Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor!

This event is an excellent platform to promote your organization to influential players and investors in the industry. Sponsorship opportunities available include Corporate, Exclusive luncheon & Cocktail sponsor.

Exhibition / catalogue display can be arranged upon request. Contact fiona@cmtsp.com.sg or (65) 6346 9138


News Feed

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.
Contact Huiyan at huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9113 for more information about the program.

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.
Contact Ms. Huiyan at huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9113 for more details about this conference.