Tag: Ghana

Ghana Cocoa Board using biodiesel to replace mineral diesel in disinfestations activities

Ghana Cocoa Board using biodiesel to replace mineral diesel in disinfestations activities

April 3, 2019 |

In Ghana, Quality Control Company Limited, a subsidiary of the Ghana Cocoa Board, purchased biodiesel earlier this year to dilute Ultra Low Volume (ULV) insecticides for disinfestations activities of cocoa replacing traditional oil-based diluents. The use of biodiesel is being evaluated in accordance with international standards as well as ensuring value for money. A recent […]

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Biopower prototype under development to use cocoa waste for rural Ghana

Biopower prototype under development to use cocoa waste for rural Ghana

March 21, 2019 |

In Ghana, the UK’s University of Nottingham has teamed with the Ghana Cocoa Board and a local university to develop a biopower prototype that will use cocoa waste as feedstock. With only 15% of rural Ghanaians having access to power, the small-scale unit costing $50,000 to build could be a real game changer in cocoa-growing […]

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USGC Finds Potential for Growing Ethanol Markets in Nigeria and Ghana

USGC Finds Potential for Growing Ethanol Markets in Nigeria and Ghana

January 6, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Grains Council conducted a market assessment mission to Nigeria and Ghana gauging the potential for U.S. ethanol exports to these countries. “The mission identified a need for higher ethanol volumes and engaged government and industry directly on enforceable biofuels policy as well as demonstrated the United States’ role as a […]

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GBEP works with ECREEE to further sustainable bioenergy uptake in Western Africa

GBEP works with ECREEE to further sustainable bioenergy uptake in Western Africa

June 29, 2017 |

In Ghana, ECREEE collaborated with the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) and hosted the 5th GBEP Bioenergy Week in the ECOWAS region in Accra, Ghana (5th ECOWAS/GBEP Bioenergy Week) to provide an opportunity to share knowledge and experience with the ECOWAS member states and the global community in sustainable bioenergy service delivery for increasing energy access while […]

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Ghana’s first ethanol producer diversifying and seeking more cassava

Ghana’s first ethanol producer diversifying and seeking more cassava

January 19, 2017 |

In Ghana, the country’s only ethanol producer—Caltech—has produced 150,000 liters of ethanol from cassava since starting up the 3 million liter per year facility in August. The company is also expanding into biogas, liquefied carbon dioxide and electricity production. Though the company is already securing cassava from nearby farms in the Volta region, it is […]

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Ghana commissions sugar mill with an eye on ethanol exports

Ghana commissions sugar mill with an eye on ethanol exports

May 30, 2016 |

In Ghana, the president has re-commissioned the country’s first sugarcane mill with an eye to participating in the global ethanol industry through exports. The mill will crush 1,250 metric tons of cane per day and will cut the country’s sugar import bill by $200,000. Between ethanol exports and offsetting sugar imports, the country expects to […]

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Caltech Ventures to commission Ghana’s first ethanol plant in March

Caltech Ventures to commission Ghana’s first ethanol plant in March

February 2, 2016 |

In Ghana, Caltech Ventures is preparing to commission the country’s first ethanol plant in March, first using 400ha of cassava and ramping up to 1,000ha by year’s end, with another 2,000ha available for planting. Outgrowers will also be contracted to supply feedstock. Ghana currently imports 60 million liters per year, while one of the country’s […]

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Universities team to trial seaweed for biofuels in Ghana

Universities team to trial seaweed for biofuels in Ghana

January 22, 2015 |

In Ghana, the Technical University of Denmark, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research are launching Africa’s first algae biofuels project with the aim of helping to secure the country’s coastline.  The project that will cultivate seaweed as feedstock will use locally available enzymes for processing.

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Jatropha around the world: As SGB raises $11M, here’s a 13-country tour of development activity

Jatropha around the world: As SGB raises $11M, here’s a 13-country tour of development activity

September 11, 2014 |

The 2000s-era wonder crop went quiet as “plant anything, anywhere” gave way to the “develop genetics, boost yield” movement, led by SGB. Today, SGB moves forward again with new financing. In California, SGB announced an $11 million Series C financing to drive commercial rollout, after reducing the time to maturity from 5 years to 1-2 […]

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Ghana doubts compatibility of sustainable food efforts and biofuel production

Ghana doubts compatibility of sustainable food efforts and biofuel production

October 21, 2013 |

In Ghana, Regional Director of Agriculture Cyril Quist has labeled both mining and biofuel production a threat to food security for the country, claiming that efforts at promoting sustainable food systems were in danger if land leasing for biofuel production is not stopped. He spoke on this topic at World Food Day, and his sustainable […]

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