PYROCITA - Supply and installation of a pyrolysis unit at the Cashew Innovation and Technology Center (CITA)

April 2022
October 2022
Project cost
60 000 €
Role in the project
Expertise bio-énergie


Côte d’Ivoire


Agriculture Agroprocessing Bioenergy



Main goals

Nitidæ has been working on the thermal recovery of cashew shells since 2011, in particular through pyrolysis and gasification techniques allowing a cleaner use of heat than in simple combustion and the production of a secondary fuel in the form of green charcoal. 2 facilities in site-school mode are planned at the Cashew Innovation and Technology Center (CITA) in Yamoussoukro.

Specific objectives

SO1. Training of craftsmen in metal construction in the construction of pyrolysis furnaces and boilers for the recovery of cashew shells. The equipment installed in "school site" mode will make it possible to use cashew nut shells for the production of steam and green coal
SO2. Training of operators of the CITA boiler room in the use of cashew nut recovery equipment installed: pyrolysis boiler room and carbonization platform
SO3. Installation and test of a new cashew nut recovery solution: the carbonization platform for large-scale production of green charcoal

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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Project manager / Bioenergy & Waste / Burkina

Hervé Abbo

Holder of a diploma in Energy Engineering and a master's degree in International Relations, he worked on improved stoves on behalf of organizations such as the Ministry of Energy and GIZ in Benin. Before joining the team, he worked as a Green Energy Project Manager (Recovery of biodegradable household waste into biofuels) for a Benin-French NGO