H2MALI - Equip a unit with a cashew shell pyrolyser and energy applications adapted to the shelling process

Start
January 2016
End
June 2016
Project cost
23 000 €
Role in the project
Energy expertise

Countries

Mali

Fields

Agriculture Bioenergy

Sectors

Cashew

Main goals

Equip a cashew shelling unit with a cashew shell pyrolyser and energy applications suitable for the shelling process. This action is part of the AGROVALOR program, led by RONGEAD, to promote the emergence of an equipment sector specialized in energy recovery solution for agro-industrial waste in West Africa

Specific objectives

  • On site preliminary study for machine design and sizing
  • Machines installation and setup
  • Training of unit operators

Beneficiaries

Agroplateforme

Results

R1. At the end of RONGEAD’s intervention, Agroplateforme will be equipped with a boiler, allowing to carry out the various stages of cooking the nuts, as well as drying and steam shocking almonds

Activities

A1. Preliminary study (on-site measurements) for machine design and sizing
A2. Design, sizing and manufacture of a H2CP cashew shell pyrolyser (approximately 400 kg of shells per day)
A3. Design, sizing and manufacture of a boiler (about 800 l) certified by an independent organization
A4. Design, sizing and manufacture of steam dryers with ventilated central exchanger (drying capacity of 800 kg on a drying rack)
A5. Design, sizing and manufacture of a thermal shock chamber (400 kg-capacity rack)
A6. Design, sizing and manufacture of an autoclave (400 kg of nuts per batch)
A7. Installation of machines in the unit (Agroplateforme will take care of all masonry work)
A8. Build the steam system
A9. Adjustments
A10. Training unit workers

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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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