CASHOIL - Business plan and investment project for the construction of a Cashew Nut Shell Liquid (CNSL) extraction plant in Côte d'Ivoire

December 2022
January 2023
Project cost
10 000 €


Côte d’Ivoire


Agroprocessing Bioenergy Market




CONFIDENTIAL · Fúnteni Facilities and Consulting

Main goals

This study will provide a better understanding of the distribution of current cashew shell deposits, current operator investments and the feasibility of a CNSL extraction plant

Specific objectives

SO1. Inventory of cashew nut processing and CNSL extraction projects in Côte d'Ivoire and selection of the preferred location of the industrial site
SO2. Design of a business plan and simulations with different scenarios to project the cost and financial performance indicators of a CNSL extraction plant
SO3. Finalization of the business plan according to the assumptions validated by the client and production of an investment project presentation to facilitate fundraising

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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