Agriculture | Africa | Nigeria
Large scale cassava farming on up to 30,000ha in Eastern Nigeria. Improving the yields with the latest cultivars and machinery and processing on site through modern mills. Using the waste from the farming process to generate power for the process.
Energy generation | Europe | England
A specialist brick maker that is looking to convert from natural gas-firing to biogas to significantly save costs and would qualify for RHI. New `green` bricks could also be sold at a premium for increased profitability.
Water, Energy generation | Asia | Sri Lanka & Maldives
PROJECT OVERVIEW The proposed project is in a rural area in Sri Lanka. Achiriyahena is located at Ayagama Divisional Secretariat (DS) area in Rathnapura District approximately 120 km from the capital of Colombo. The weir site for the project is proposed to build across a tributary stream of ‘Inn-dola Ganga’ a river draining to ‘Kukulu ganga’ reservoir and originates from ‘Kodipipili Kanda’ range at an elevation above 400m MSL. It will feature a weir and intake structure, headrace channel, distilling tank, forebay tank, penstock, powerhouse, tailrace, canal spill way, generating plant with two turbine-generator units, two step up transformers and transmission line which connects to Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) grid line to the mini hydro plant. The installed capacity of the power plant will be 1.5 MW and project will yield an annual average of 6.3 GWh of electrical energy and this total quantity is expecting to sell to by CEB at a rate of USD $0.13 after signing the standard power purchasing agreement (SPPA). The total project cost amounts to $2,500,300.
Agriculture, Biofuels, Energy generation | Asia | Sri Lanka & Maldives
The project is designed to address the increasing electrical power needs of the country by the use of an environmentally benign biomass resource and thereby reduce the dependence on imported fossil fuel. The use of an indigenous renewable resource as the fuel for the power generation the project will reverse the drain of valuable foreign exchange and transfer substantial amounts of cash to the hands of the local farmers. The installation of the project will also serve as a demonstration unit for other similar projects to come up and thereby increase the contribution of renewable energy. Additional benefits will accrue to the out grower farmers by the use of the foliage both as a fodder for livestock and as a green fertilizer. Recently, the Government of Sri Lanka declared, Gliricidia sepium as the fourth main plantation crop in addition to three existing crops of tea, rubber and coconut. The development of fuel wood produced mainly from Gliricidia in the agro-based energy sector is providing the right encouragement for the country to meet its overall energy security.