Supporting The Largest Renewable Biomass-To-Energy Plant in West Africa.
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The biomass energy generation from old palm-oil trees is a first of its kind in Côte and in Africa. This ambitious project will have sensible impact on the population as the income of smallholder palm-oil farmers should increase by 5 to 10%.
The project is jointly developped by EDF and SIFCA Group through is subsidiary Biokala. SIFCA is the Côte d’Ivoire’s largest private Group and is involved throughout the production process of oil palm, cane sugar and natural rubber from plantation management to processing and distribution.
This project of 2x23 MW seeks to contribute to Côte d’Ivoire’s stated and quantified policy goals of shifting towards a low emission sustainable development pathway by developing and connecting a large-scale, expandable, clean energy power generation using old palm-oil trees, within an electrical transmission system currently dominated by fossil-fuel based thermal power generation.
Project owner: Biokala (J.V. between SIFCA and EDF)
Project: BIOVEA Renewable Biomass-to-Energy Project at Aboisso
Location: Côte d'Ivoire
CO2 emissions avoided: 160,000 tonnes / year
Certification: CDM UNFCCC
Status: under development and registered under the CDM
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