KARPRESS - Construction of a motorized press for the production of briquettes and installation on a site proposed by Projets Solidaires, in the area of Banfora

November 2015
December 2015
Project cost
2 600 €
Role in the project
Shea expertise


Burkina Faso





Main goals

  • Provide Projets Solidaires with a motorized screw briquetting machine driver adapted to shea press cakes (modified BRADES model by RONGEAD)
  • Guarantee driver functionality and users’efficiency

Specific objectives

  • Order, monitor and set-up the motorized briquetting machine in Banfora
  • Calibrate the machine and train machine operators


Groupings of women shea producers


R1. The machine is built, delivered and installed
R2. The machine is functional and its operators are trained
R3. The User’s manual is available


A1. The activity includes the order of the equipment, monitoring of the machine’s construction and on-site set-up by the manufacturer (supported by RONGEAD-BF team)
A2. The same team will start the machine and train future users. The team’s experience (press cake preparation, quantity of water, etc.) will be shared

Related people

Project Manager / Bioenergy & Waste / France

Loïc Simonnot

Engineer in international agro-development from ISTOM, he has high-level expertise recognized by both the public and the private sector, in the shea sector: producers’ organizations, production, processing, marketing and on reducing environmental impacts of processing

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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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