Sococim Industries is a member of French independent cement producer VICAT group since 1999. Sococim operates a cement plant in Dakar with an installed clinker production capacity of 3 M. tonnes/year: http://www.sococim.com
The project replaces part of the fired coal and heavy fuel consumption by jatropha and other biomass residues (groundnuts shell) to cover up to 35% of the heat demand in the cement plant. The fuel supply switch will contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as it produces electricity from a renewable source and thus displaces fossil fuel-based grid electricity generation. The project was inaugurated in 2013 and is operational since that time.