MaliTechnical, commercial and financial feasibilitiy study for a methanisation power plant using water hyacinth from the Niger river
Technical, commercial and financial feasibilitiy study for a methanisation power plant using water hyacinth from the Niger river. The main objective of this study was to assess the possibility of harvesting the invasive water hyacinth locally and to generate profit through its energetic and biological potential. The plants shall be collected by a specially developed machine, gasified in a biogas plant and in the end converted into electricity. The resulting fertilizer will be used for the regeneration of agricultural soils. The feasibility study includes the biogas plant’s dimensioning and engineering, the operation planning and profitability calculations. Expected input: 80’000 t biomass/year, expected output: 10 GWh/year.
Detailed study for the Design of a pilot plant After that the implementation of the project was temporary stopped due to the military coup and war situation. The new government had confirmed his willingness to proceed with the implementation phase to Planair/E.R.A during a visit in Bamako on Oct 2014. Phase 2 of the project was definitively commissioned in July 2016 and includes data collection, demand assessment, technical pilot plant design, integration to grid, business plan, acquisition of permits and authorisations in collaboration with local authorities.
- REPIC (Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Promotion in International Cooperation), Switzerland
- E.R.A (Expérience Rurale Alternative), Mali
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- Maître de l'ouvrage Government of Mali (Ministère de l’environnement et de l’Assainissement), EDM (Electricité du Mali)
- Lieu Mali, Bamako - Koulikoro
- Année de réalisation 2009 à 2012 (phase 1) 2014 à 2020 (phase 2)