Edward Antwi

Assistant Director

Edward 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.

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

Date of birth April 30th, 1979
Sex Male
Citizenship Ghanaian
Research interest Bio-ethanol, biodiesel, biogas, solar thermal applications, energy efficiency

 

Education
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
Education
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
Date Location Position Project
8/2011 – Date Ghana 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 Ghana Team member Production and testing of gel ethanol (from sugarcane) as household fuel in Ghana
9/2010 Bongo Coordinator Design and installation of solar water distillers at AnaafoBisi, Bongo, Upper East Region
09/2010 Kumasi Polytechnic Team coordinator Design and fabrication of gel-ethanol stoves