Africa 11 MW bioenergy project
A large scale bioenergy program
REGID International is partnering with a Telco company to provide decentralized biomass power solutions for powering Telco cell towers, local businesses and households in 7 African countries.
Our biomass energy solution provides a sustainable base load for the Telco cell tower without unforeseen downtimes. REGID will provide power to the cell towers using decentralized CHP solutions, the surplus power will given to local consumption (businesses or households) while the heat will be used for manufacturing processes by commercial businesses.
The program scope:
Decentralized Heat and Power Systems
These are small scale power units that provide both clean and affordable heat and power to local institutions, SMEs and households in marginalized locations. Our technology: A steam fired cogeneration engine with zero CO2 emissions.
We leverage on Proven Biomass energy systems for decentralized power solutions:
- Remotely controlled that allow for centralized control monitoring systems.
- We integrate both homogenous feedstock sources (agroforestry biomass) with waste to energy technologies.
- Tailor made telco and community heat and power systems
The feedstock solutions
The collection of feedstock for powering the bioenergy systems resolves many dire issues in rural areas including ecological, social and economic. We can use either integrated biomass energy agroforestry or waste to energy solutions.
Project location: Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, DRC and Kenya
Project type: Waste to energy / Agroforestry
Partners: International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Spanner, Siemens
REGID International leads the bioenergy program. The partners include CHP systems suppliers, EPCM companies, local developers and the Telco company.
Two pilots are currently under development in Kuno Primary School (Kenya) and Asueyi Village (Ghana). The first pilot is based on agroforestry systems, where fertiliser shrubs have been planted to be pruned to fuel the plant. In Ghana, the CHP system will use cassava waste to power gari factories and households.
The scale-up program across Africa will be based on waste to energy solutions. However, tree planting activities will be considered in some locations to complete the feedstock availability.