In Ghana, agro processing companies face challenges in disposing of their waste. There has also been studies conducted in Ghana that show the potential of utilizing biogas technology to manage converting waste to generate electricity.
The project has completed Pre-feasibility studies for shortlisted sites that has the potential biogas from agro-waste. Two institutions were engaged to develop this prefeasibility study. CREK focused its work on the Northern Sector whilst CSIR-IIR.
A team from SICHUAN CLEAN DEVELOPMENT MECHANISM SERVICE CENTER (“Sichuan CDM Center”) and two representatives of Leshan Qingli Agricultural Development Co., Ltd (“Leshan Company”) visited Ghana to conduct site assessment based feasibility studies on some sites, which have the potential to generate electricity from their waste product. The team also considered opportunities in the Cookstoves sector.
The visit was to provide an opportunity for experts in China and the PMUs in Ghana to engage in a face-to-face meeting as well as field visits to plan the development of the demonstration projects. The China delegation toured selected host companies for demonstration projects in commercial and industrial scale biogas systems to establish sustainable mechanisms for technology transfer and conduct factory visits to appreciate their technologies. This was the penultimate step before the full implementation of the demo project.
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Report on the visit here
Participation List of Stakeholder Workshop
After these visits, the private sector company showed particular interest in working with Blue Skies and B-Bovid to develop a project that will treat waste produced at these two facilities and generate enough gas to power an 80kW biogas system. The estimated budget for the two project is beyond the RETT project budget and the private parties involved are discussing potential investment.
Demonstration of Pre-fabricated Biogas Systems:
The Project is also working on the development of pre-fabricated biogas systems using Fiber Reinforced Plastics (FPR) to showcase an optional technology to the existing processes of biogas development which involve brick-laying or pre-cast concrete.