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    Assistant Director


    Assistant Director

    Assistant DirectorEdward Antwi is a lecturer at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Kumasi Polytechnic. He holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and MSc in Mechanical Engineering (Thermofluids and Energy Systems option). He is presently working on efficient woodfuels cookstoves, the use of biodiesel in vehicles and review of national energy policy. He is a founding member of CEESD.

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    Date of birth

    April 30th, 1979





    Research interest

    Bio-ethanol, biodiesel, biogas, solar thermal applications, energy efficiency




    2006 – 2008

    MSc – Mechanical Engineering – Thermofluids and Energy Systems, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana

    1999 – 2003

    BSc – Chemical Engineering, 2nd  Class Upper, KNUST, Ghana 


    Employment record

    12/2008 - Date

    Senior Lecturer, Chemical Engineering Department., Kumasi Polytechnic, Ghana

    09/2009 - Date                 

    Assistant Director, Centre for Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development (CEESD), Non-profit, Kumasi, Ghana

    7/2003 - 6/2004                  

    Teaching and Research Assistant, Faculty of Chemical and Materials Engineering, KNUST, Ghana


    Professional experience record





    8/2011 – Date


    Team member

    First CDM programme activity on Envirofit cookstoves in Ghana

    6/2010 – 6/2012

    Kumasi Polytechnic

    Team member

    Research and development of solar dryers for large scale drying of agricultural produce in Ghana

    10/2010 – Date

    Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal

    Cote D’Ivoire

    Team member – KNUST

    Integrated Waste Management in Western Africa (IWWA), 7thFramework Programme, European Commission

    08/2010 – Date

    Kumasi Polytechnic

    Team member

    Research and development of decentralized biochar reactors and small scale compost plants for agricultural applications in Ghana

    05/2009 – Date


    Team member

    Production and testing of gel ethanol (from sugarcane) as household fuel in Ghana




    Design and installation of solar water distillers at AnaafoBisi, Bongo, Upper East Region


    Kumasi Polytechnic

    Team coordinator

    Design and fabrication of gel-ethanol stoves



    Relevant publications in Renewable Energy Technologies

    1. Bensah E. C., Mensah M., Antwi E. (2011). Status and prospects for household biogas plants in Ghana – lessons, barriers, potential, and way forward. International Journal on Energy and Environment, Volume 2, Issue 5, 2011 pp.887-898
    2. Antwi E., Bensah E. C., Ahiekpor J. (2011). Use of solar water distiller for treatment of fluoride-contaminated water: the case of Bongo district of Ghana, Desalination, doi: 10.1016/j.desal.2011.05.044
    3. Bensah E.C., Antwi E., Ahiekpor J. (2011). Promoting enterprise-based ecological public toilets in Ghana: technology and economics, 2nd National Environmental Sanitation Conference – NESCON 2011, Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, Kumasi, Ghana
    4. Bensah E.C.,Antwi E., Ahiekpor J. Promoting decentralized solar water purification systems in Ghana: a case study at Bongo, 3rd Ghana Water Forum, Ministry of Water, Works and Housing, Accra
    5. Antwi, E., Quansah, A., Bensah, K., Arthur, R. And Ahiekpor, J.  (2010). Ghana’s Liquid Biofuel Policy: Challenges and The Way Forward’, IJEE, Volume 1, Issue 5, 2010, pp.805-814
    6. Arthur, R. Badoo, M. R. and Antwi, E., (2010), Biogas as a Potential Renewable Energy Source: A Ghanaian Case study, Renewable Energy, vol. 36, issue 5, pp 1510 – 1516.
    7. Co-Author, (2009). Guidebook of Modern Bioenergy Conversion Technologies in Africa. UNIDO project


    Other presentations

    Bensah E. C., Antwi E. (2011). Anaerobic wastewater treatment plant for the treatment of organic waste and wastewater at Kumasi abattoir: A CDM project. Growing green through the rule of law: Capacity Building for carbon markets for Africa, ACDLP, GIMPA, Accra, Ghana, July


    Scientific Exhibition

    Energy Research Group, Kumasi Polytechnic: Exhibition of research projects on Twig Light, Gel Ethanol, CDM Project at Kumasi Abattoir, Solar Dryer, Biochar, and Solar Still. First Ghana Science Congress, Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology, Accra, Ghana; August 2 – 5, 2011


    Energy Research Group, Kumasi Polytechnic: Exhibition of solar dryer designs at the 3rd National Food and Agric Show (FAGRO 2011), Efua Sutherland Park, Accra

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    The Centre for Energy, Environment, and Sustainable Development (CEESD) is a non-for-profit organisation devoted to technologies that offer engineering solutions to global challenges such as climate change, energy poverty, environmental degradation, and pollution on local communities in Ghana and Africa.

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