- Location Asueyi, Central Ghana
- Status In progress
- Partners ECREEE
Asueyi Village Biomass Program (Ghana)
Within the scope of our bioenergy program, REGID International expands its biomass energy activities to Asueyi Village, Central Ghana, with the development of a 120kW Gliricidia fueled power plant. The project will benefit the local community through provision of clean and affordable heat and power. The program will also build the social capital of Asueyi Village in contributing to increased food security, local development and improvement of livelihoods. This project will result in a standard playbook as a reference knowledge base showcasing how integrated bioenergy and agroforestry systems can be practicalized in Sub Saharan Africa.
Asueyi Village has in the past several years experienced increased environmental pollution of cassava husks from five cassava processing factories estimated at about 8,000 metrics tons of waste generated annually. As such, a biomass power plant would be the next best alternative means to mitigate the environmental pollution using the cassava waste as feedstock for biopower generation. This program will install a biomass power plant to demonstrate how to produce bioenergy from cassava waste and agroforestry generated biomass.
The project will develop a 120kW Gliricidia fueled power plant (CHP) in Asueyi Village of Central Ghana to provide heat and power to SMEs and the local community.
This project will be led by REGID International as a local developer in collaboration with ECREEE.
The community will directly benefit from utilities such as lighting services, water pumping, savings on diesel of 265,000 liters and sifting.
The plant is already purchased since 2015 and the contractual processes initiated with technology provider and the local community acceptance is guaranteed. REGID International has already tested the thermal properties of Gliricidia sepium and the viability on the candidate CHP equipment.
The project will collaborate with Power Africa Ghana to do a thorough feasibility analysis in order to:
- complete an in-depth market assessment in completion of the design phase;
- develop a bankable business plan for Asueyi Village;
- validate and enhance sustainable feedstock supply chain and the suitability to the equipment, the permit and contract process, off taker agreements and negotiations;
- purchase wood processing equipment and grid connection design.