Benjamin Boahen

Field Officer

Benjamin Boahen holds a Bsc. in Mechanical Engineering (Thermofluids and Energy Systems) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana, having previously acquired HND also in Mechanical Engineering from Kumasi Technical University (KsTU), Kumasi, Ghana. He holds a certificate in biogas technology in the treatment and utilization of agriculture waste from Biogas Institute of Ministry of Agriculture (BIOMA), People’s Republic of China. He is currently a Technician and Research Assistant at Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CREK), Kumasi Technical University, where he has been actively involved in several solar and bioenergy related projects for the past four years. He also earned experience working under a number of international funded projects within the country with few as follows: Provision of technical and installation support to Biomass Gasification component of the Off-Grid Electrification Project, financed by USAID Power Africa and Implemented by Kumasi Institute for Tropical Agriculture (KITA), at Papase located within the Offinso North District Ashanti; Development and construction of biogas plant for Kumasi Institute of Tropical Agriculture (KITA), for SNV-Ghana and implemented by Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development (CEESD); Designed and construction of the first Ferro cement gasifire in Ghana connected to a Benz petrol engine coupled to an alternator to generate 10 kW electricity at Technology Consultancy Center (TCC), KNUST which was funded by SNV. His research interests cover wind energy, efficient stoves, gasification, biogas and bio-digesters technology and dissemination.