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 communities. Using cocoa waste to produce energy is also seen as a way to fight deforestation which comes about from chopping down trees for energy.

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