Biomass Energy

We are developers of decentralized biomass energy in rural Africa for food security and energy access. Our approach is tailored to provide clean affordable energy to rural communities, local institutions, Small and Medium Scale business Enterprises (SMEs) and Telco cell towers. As such we are passionate about building the social capital of local communities in our design of business models.

To achieve our goals, we mobilize a large network of experienced local developers and EPC companies across the continent who contribute to the programs’ success. Unlike other bioenergy projects, only tree branches (pruning) and bioproducts waste are used to feed the power plant which resolves dire ecological and social issues including pollution, health and farming productivity.

Ecological sustainability
The ecological benefits of bioenergy projects are multifold and contribute to decease the use of diesel or charcoal. In addition, the feedstock can be made of either tree branches, for biomass and soil carbon sequestration, or biomass waste which avoids polluting combustion practices.
Economic development
These projects boost economic performance and improve living conditions in marginalized areas. Indeed, small enterprises and Telco companies are provided with a steady, cheaper and ecological access to electricity and heat.
Optimization on social capital
The marginalized communities considerably benefit from bioenergy projects through employment for managing the feedstock, income generation per capita, improved yield per hectare by intercropping fertilize trees and affordable access to energy.
Women empowerment
In most rural areas, women have the hard task of transporting firewood on kilometers daily for getting access to power.Bioenergy substitutes these debilitating practices for income generating activities such as farming.

What we offer

  1. Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Bioenergy Technology suitability. We select the ideal bioenergy technology for diverse program contexts (sizing, power generation).

  2. Feedstock supply chain. We choose the optimal feedstock options for biomass conversion technologies including agroforestry or bioproducts waste.

  3. Economic viability.We design a bankable business model through investigating various technology capital and operational costs to obtain the optimal cash flows.

  4. Design and development. We integrate training in the power plant installation, operations and maintenance for the project durability.

Our current projects

We are currently developing bioenergy projects in Bungoma County (Western Kenya), Kuno Village (Garissa County, Northern Kenya) and Asueyi Village (Central Ghana).These projects will provide electricity and heat for rural communities, SMEs, Telco companies and local institutions.

Kuno Primary School, Garissa County, Kenya

Kuno Primary School, Garissa County, Kenya

REGID International is partnering with NACONEK to improve enrollment, retention and academic performance of pupils in the ASAL and PoP schools through a steady supply and availability of water, food and energy. The feedstock (Gliricidia shrubs) has already been planted and can power the biomass plant for one year (220 tons of biomass). This plantation benefited the community by the creation of a 2 hectares farm and employment of 15 women and men. The power plant will be installed in the coming weeks.

Asueyi Village, Ghana

Asueyi Village, Ghana

In Ghana, we are working with ECREE Ghana to rehabilitate the a 120kw biomass energy power plant to provide power and heat to Asueyi Village. The off-takers include 5 gari processing factories and households. The feedstock that will be used for powering the plant include cassava waste and Gliricidia shrubs.

Matayos, Busia County, Kenya

Matayos, Busia County, Kenya

A 10 Kw electricity and 40kw heat biomass power plant will be installed in Matayos, Western Kenya, for powering SMEs and households. This power plant will be fueled with Gliricidia shrubs and maize cobs. This solution will resolve ecological problems such as maize cobs recycling and social problems for economic development and food security. The power plant will be installed in the coming weeks.

Why choose us ?

We are the pioneers of the integrated tree food biomass energy solutions in Africa. We meet the electricity and heat demand of the marginalized communities in rural areas with tailor-made technology options and business models.

We have a wealth of engineering experience in offering our services. Our high expertise in developing technical solutions is used to build integrated biomass energy programs.

Based in Nairobi, we have the finest knowledge of the multifold African program contexts. Thus, we provide the optimal solutions for the projects’ viability overtime.

We bring unique technical solutions which are easy to transfer and customizable to diverse project contexts.

Our domains of expertise

Business Model Design 100%
Financial and Economic Models 100%
Bankability and Scalability 90%
Technical Design 90%
Pre-design research 80%
Social Viability 80%

Contact us

Our office
UN Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya
Email
info@regid-international.org
Phone
+254 725 754 207