ANACARDORP - Study of the cashew shell market for a CNSL extraction unit investment in Côte d'Ivoire

April 2023
May 2023
Project cost
18 000 €
Role in the project
Biomass recovery expertise


Côte d’Ivoire


Agroprocessing Bioenergy Climate Market





Main goals

Study the potential availability and market of cashew nut shells in order to prepare the feasibility of investing in a Cashew Nutshell Liquid (CNSL) extraction plant in Côte d'Ivoire

Specific objectives

SO1. Analysis of the current cashew shell market in Africa
SO2. Identification of priority geographical areas for setting up a CNSL extraction unit
SO3. Development of the raw material and product logistics strategy
SO4. Analysis and audit on the carried out Business Plan
SO5. Propose collaboration strategies with local operators or investors/partners

Related people

Project manager / Bioenergy & Waste / Côte d'Ivoire

Julia Artigas Sancho

Process engineer and holder of a European MsC in Renewable energies, she works on energy-related issues in African industry, since 2016. Process optimization and agri-waste-to-energy systems are her main expertise areas: appropriate technologies, training on operation and maintenance, biofuels…

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Project officer / Agriculture & Market / France

Pierre Ricau

Holder of a Master Degree in "Agricultural Development and Economic Policies" from the Institute of Development Studies (IEDES), Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne University and AgroParisTech. He brings his expertise in agricultural market analysis (especially cashew, sesame, shea, cocoa, hevea, corn, rice and onion), development of agro-food sectors, training engineering and consultancy on public agricultural/agro-industrial policies

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Value chain project manager / Agriculture & Market / France

Léo Godard

Agronomist with a degree from the French National School of Agricultural Science and Engineering of Toulouse (INP ENSAT), he works on the analysis of agroindustrial projects and provide consultancy for promoters and investors of agro value chains. He also provides technical assistance and consultancy for small to large scale agricultural to switch to organic or regenerative practices

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