BUSHNAM - Preparatory study for a bush biomass power plant project in Otjikoto, Namibia

January 2022
July 2022
Project cost
25 000 €
Role in the project
Market and biomass expertise




Agriculture Agroprocessing Bioenergy Climate Forest Market Remote sensing


Wood energy

Main goals

The objective of the preparatory study is to identify long-term sustainable bush harvesting activities and fuel production while maximizing the positive social impacts of the project. Indeed, Namibia's national power company, Nampower, plans to build and operate the Otjikoto Biomass Power Station (OBPS), a 40 MWe power station that will generate electricity by burning woodchips from encroacher bush, harvested from areas surrounding the project site.

Specific objectives

SO1. Map and assess the data and analysis corpus and consult stakeholders to synthesize key findings and identify project gaps
SO2. Perform Due Diligence and Value Chain Analysis to perform an initial diagnosis
SO3. Design the logical intervention framework of the technical assistance program that will be supported by the FFEM, identify the specific needs and essential activities to achieve the overall objectives of the program, and provide a cost assessment of the activity program
SO4. Draft the project identification note and the accompanying documentation in the format required for submission

Related people

Country representative in Mozambique

Jean-Baptiste Roelens

Holder of a master Tropical environment and Biodiversity, he worked for 3 years in French Guyana, notably as forest ecology and soil science research officer at CIRAD. From 2008 to 2016 he worked at the WWF in Madagascar, France and Democratic Republic of Congo as Forest and Climate program manager. At WWF, he supported conservation, forest landscape restoration and REDD+ projects, he also conducted campaign and advocacy work on forest policies and energy infrastructure development. He joined Etc Terra - then nitidæ - in May 2016 as MOZBIO project manager around the Gilé national reserve in the Zambézia province in Mozambique.

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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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