Tag: Sierra Leone

Sunbird Bioenergy sourcing elephant grass from farmers to power boiler

Sunbird Bioenergy sourcing elephant grass from farmers to power boiler

November 22, 2017 |

In Sierra Leone, Sunbird Bioenergy will buy $10 million worth of dry elephant grass from local farmers to power the boiler at the former Addax ethanol facility it purchased late last year. Only 25,000 metric tons of sugarcane bagasse were produced this year to power the boiler due to wildfire that destroyed much of the […]

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AOG hands over 75.1% of Addax Bioenergy to Sunbird Bioenergy

AOG hands over 75.1% of Addax Bioenergy to Sunbird Bioenergy

October 4, 2016 |

In Sierra Leone, AOG has transferred 75.1% ownership of Addax Bioenergy, its sugarcane bioethanol and renewable electricity operation in Makeni, Sierra Leone, to a group of investors led by Sunbird Bioenergy Africa Limited. AOG is keeping a minority interest of 24.9% as a mark of its confidence in the future of the business, while Sunbird […]

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Addax Bioenergy hands over new boreholes and latrines as part of Ebola investments

Addax Bioenergy hands over new boreholes and latrines as part of Ebola investments

September 7, 2015 |

In Sierra Leone, Addax Bioenergy has constructed 20 new boreholes and eight Ventilated Improved Pit (VIP) latrines in 23 villages under its Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) program, which have now been handed over to the community for use and maintenance. With around 400 people using each well, up to 11,000 people will now have […]

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Addax Bioenergy begins producing sugarcane ethanol

Addax Bioenergy begins producing sugarcane ethanol

May 19, 2014 |

In Sierra Leone, Addax Bioenergy announced that its facility in Makeni, Sierra Leone, has started producing sugarcane bioethanol and renewable electricity. It will produce 85,000 m3 of bioethanol per year by end 2016. The pioneering project involves the development of a Greenfield 10,000 hectare sugarcane plantation, the construction of a bioethanol refinery and a biomass-fuelled […]

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Sierra Leone’s Addax Bioenergy Receives Full Sustainability Certification

Sierra Leone’s Addax Bioenergy Receives Full Sustainability Certification

May 12, 2014 |

  In Sierra Leone, Addax Bioenergy Limited has received full certification under the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) following an extensive audit in November 2013. The sustainability certification covers the sugarcane plantation, production plant, transportation to port in Freetown, as well as storage and shipping to customers. It also discredits any previous claims made by […]

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Addax Bioenergy to begin ethanol production next week

Addax Bioenergy to begin ethanol production next week

April 14, 2014 |

In Sierra Leone, Addax Bioenergy is expected to begin ethanol production next week on Tuesday. The country’s president visited the site over the weekend ahead of the opening. When at full capacity, the facility will produce 85 million liters of ethanol per year in addition to 100,000 MWh of electricity.

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Addax Bioenergy breaks ground on sugarcane ethanol project in Sierra Leone

Addax Bioenergy breaks ground on sugarcane ethanol project in Sierra Leone

November 11, 2011 |

In Sierra Leone, Addax Bioenergy hosted the ground breaking ceremony for its energy and agriculture project near Makeni, in Sierra Leone.  The project started in 2008, and includes development of a greenfield sugarcane plantation, and construction of both an ethanol plant and a biomass electrical power plant.  When at full production in 2014, the project […]

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Addax Bioenergy raises $366M for Sierra Leone cane ethanol project

Addax Bioenergy raises $366M for Sierra Leone cane ethanol project

June 24, 2011 |

In Switzerland, Addax Bioenergy stated they have signed a loan agreement estimated at $366 million with seven European and African development institutions for an integrated renewable energy and agriculture project near Makeni, in Sierra Leone. The project includes a sugarcane plantation, an ethanol refinery and a biomass fuelled power plant that will supply both the […]

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