ETUCHAUX - Feasibility study for the installation of an ecological pyrolysis lime furnace in Burkina Faso

February 2014
April 2014
Project cost
5 000 €
Role in the project
Pyrolysis furnace expertise


Burkina Faso


Agroprocessing Bioenergy Climate



Main goals

Feasibility study for the establishment of a cashew shell pyrolyzer to supply the COVEMI lime furnace

Specific objectives

  • Improve the business model
  • Reduce pollution


R1. The study is carried out
R2. The most appropriate solution is selected
R3. COVEMI invest for furnace construction


A1. Inventory of knowledge and visits to COVEMI sites
A2. Determination of the technical and economic feasibility for two scenarios envisaged: (i) installation of a pyrolysis device on existing furnaces, (ii) construction of a new environment-friendly kiln to produce lime from Tiara limestone
A3. Pre-selection of techno-economic options that seem most relevant
A4. Techno-economic modeling carried out for each selected technical proposal
A5. Preparation of a study report (provisional and definitive) submitted for validation by COVEMI and summarizing the technical and economic conclusions concerning the study

Furnace example


Related people

Project manager / Bioenergy & Waste

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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