CASCAJU - Energetic valorization of cashew shell by-products in Mozambique

January 2022
June 2023
Project cost
187 000 €
Role in the project
Bioenergy and market expertise




Agroprocessing Bioenergy Climate Market




Main goals

Improvement of Mozambican Cashew processing competitiveness and sustainability through energetic valorization of cashew shell by-products

Specific objectives

SO1. Local market study for the sales of cashew shell by-products (cake, charcoal and CNSL) in Maputo and Nampula provinces
SO2. Two energetic pilots based on cashew shell by-product are installed on sites in partnership with cashew industries or private sector
SO3. Comparative business plan for one reference cashew factory developed
SO4. Study results and lessons learned disseminated to relevant stakeholders

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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Project manager / Bioenergy & Waste / Burkina

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 / Bioenergy & Waste / Benin

Arnaud Niesz

Energy and environment engineer gratuaded from the Institut national des sciences appliquées (INSA) Lyon, he works on subjects related to material and energy recovery of agricultural and agro-industrial bio-waste (in the cashew nut sector particularly).

Administrative and Financial Assistant / Mozambique

Palmira Marinho Gravata Vitória

Gratuated in Economics and Education from Pedagogical University in Mozambique, with 7 years of experience as an Administrative Assistant, she support the ACAMOZ project in terms the administrative, finance and Human Resources management and Public Relations.