CEESD PARTNERS KITA TO PROVIDE ELECTRICITY TO OFF-GRID COMMUNITY IN THE ASHANTI REGION
- August 5, 2019
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Centre for Energy, Environment, and Sustainable Development (CEESD) has partnered the Kumasi Institute of Tropical Agriculture (KITA) to provide electricity to an off-grid community in the Ashanti region of Ghana. The project which is funded by the United State Africa Development Foundation (USADF), produces electricity from palm kernel shells using biomass gasification. Currently, the system provides the community with 20kW which provides power for a nut cracker, palm oil expeller and a palm nut expeller. Mr. Benjamin Boahen, one of CEESD’s project assistants, has received training from a senior fellow from All Power (suppliers of the gasification system) on operation, maintenance, trouble-shooting of the system among others.
Located in the Offinso North District of Ashanti Region, Papase is community with a large local palm oil and palm kernel oil industry and generates large amount of processing waste. The community is completely off-grid and hence this project will be killing two birds with one stone; providing electricity from the waste and also solving the problem of waste disposal. Under this project CEESD provides technical expertise and installation support.