VALBICUI - Technical support for the design of an energy recovery project for agricultural by-products in Côte d'Ivoire

January 2023
March 2023
Project cost
11 000 €
Role in the project
Biomass recovery expertise


Côte d’Ivoire


Agroprocessing Bioenergy Climate


Cocoa Cashew Hevea Palm oil Shea Cassava Rice

Main goals

As part of the "low carbon" and "sustainable cocoa" Team Europe Initiative led by the Delegation of the European Union in Côte d'Ivoire, ENABEL is in charge of supporting and strengthening the recovery of organic waste issued from the agricultural products processing. ENABEL is therefore seeking to formulate a project on this, called VALBICUI, "Energy recovery of agricultural by-products". In order to support the formulation of this project, ENABEL wanted to call on Nitidæ to identify and prioritize the development initiatives with the most potential in Côte d'Ivoire

Specific objectives

SO1. Meetings, bibliography, field mission, interviews and data collection on the biomass waste sector in Ivorian industries (location, availability, logistics, heat capacity, cost...)
SO2. Analysis and drafting of a final report including recommendations for the project strategy to be designed

Related people

Value chain project manager / Agriculture & Market / France

Léo Godard

Agronomist with a degree from the French National School of Agricultural Science and Engineering of Toulouse (INP ENSAT), he works on the analysis of agroindustrial projects and provide consultancy for promoters and investors of agro value chains. He also provides technical assistance and consultancy for small to large scale agricultural to switch to organic or regenerative practices

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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 manager / Bioenergy & Waste / France

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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Head of Agrovalor Project / Bioenergy & Waste / Côte d'Ivoire

Mekeu Jules Dorgeles Gomeu

Holder of an engineering degree in management of mining, oil and energy activities, Dorgeles joined the Nitidæ team in 2016 and became Head of the Agrovalor project in January 2018. He brings his expertise in coordination, the implementation and monitoring of the activities of this project.

Country representative in Côte d'Ivoire

Benjamin Garnier

Agricultural Engineer, specialised in "quality of the environment and resources management", from the French National School of Agricultural Science and Engineering of Toulouse (INP ENSAT). He brings his expertise in feasibility studies for investment funds, agricultural markets studies and analysis of value chains

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