Africa has the potential to jump from being the world’s electricity laggard to a leader in renewables
Positive impact development
We propose full waste-to-electricity, off-grid systems for local communities in Africa. By transforming municipal solid waste, industrial, commercial or biomass waste into valuable resources and electricity, we bring solutions for sustainable development of Africa.
From Waste to Energy
Majority of calorific waste generated in African continent is now landfilled or dumped with enormous negative impact to the environment and economy. We provide complete systems for turning the waste into electricity. Our technical offer includes PYROPOWER® modular systems for 300kW, 500kW, 1 MW and 2 MW electricity units. Proposed solution is a turn-key system that combines three main steps of material processing:
- Feedstock preparation. Preparation of product for thermochemical valorization. Segregation, cleaning, shredding and densification of mixed stream of material to obtain valuable fuel for waste to energy process.
- High-temperature pyrolysis. Thermochemical conversion in Biogreen® high temperature pyrolysis unit. Generation of valuable fuels that can be converted into electricity.
- Conversion to electricity. Conditioning of syngas and conversion into electricity in combined heat and power units.
From Biomass to Fuel
Collection and transportation of biomass residues carries out significant expenses due to low density, high-moisture and low calorific value of fuel. Due to the increasing demand for clean solid fuels, we decided to propose complete system of upgrading the biomass residues into full value, standardized solid fuel with high density, low moisture and high calorific value. Our systems achieve this goal locally, without creating additional transportation costs for the Customer.
- Feedstock preparation. Segregation, cleaning, shredding and drying of biomass for creating uniform material.
- Densification. Increasing the density of biomass residues by pelletizing it.
- Energy densifying. Torrefaction (roasting) of the solid fuel by using low-temperature pyrolysis conversion that leads to increasing the energy content per volume.
Demand for energy services by households across sub-Saharan Africa continues to rise along with incomes, but the mix of fuels used is relatively slow to change.
Around the world, almost a quarter of the world’s population or 1.3 billion people lack access to electricity. Of these, close to 85 percent of those without electricity live in rural areas and 87% are geographically concentrated in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
MSW disposal in Africa*
Source: The World Bank, 2012