CARBOCOPA - Study of the feasibility of carbonizing coconut and palm waste in a pyrolysis oven in Burkina-Faso

August 2023
September 2023
Project cost
9 000 €
Role in the project
Biomass pyrolysis expertise


Burkina Faso Côte d’Ivoire


Agroprocessing Bioenergy


Palm oil Coconut


Plantations Modernes de Côte d'Ivoire - PMCI

Main goals

PMCI mobilized Nitidæ to conduct pyrolysis tests on biomass from the processing of two agricultural products: palm and coconut.

Specific objectives

SO1. On its bioenergy experimental platform in Bobo-Dioulasso, Nitidæ will carry out carbonization tests in its two pyrolysis ovens.
SO2. The tests will make it possible to obtain data in particular the yields obtained according to the duration and temperature parameters.
SO3. The results of the tests will make it possible to assess the interest in setting up a carbonization unit for the production of biochar.

Profils de la température de sortie de la chaleur du post-combustion dans le temps des différentes biomasses: palme, coco et cajou

Related people

Project manager / Bioenergy & Waste / France

Etienne Perrier

Having graduated from the Engineering School INSA of Lyon as an Engineer in Energy & Environment, option "Thermal systems engineering", Section "Top-level sport", he brings his expertise in renewable thermal systems implementation and analysis, in the food processing industry (shea and cashew), waste recycling and training of local experts

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Project Officer / Energy / Burkina-Faso

Magloire Sacla Aïde

Design & Mechanical Engineer, specialised in "Energy and industrial technician in mechanical production" from the Ecole Polytechnique of Abomey Calavi (EPAC) in Benin, he brings his expertise in renewable energy including biomass energy recovery and industrial process

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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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