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RENEWABLE ENERGIES FOR AFRICA: EFFECTIVE VALORIZATION OF AGRI-FOOD WASTES

Objective

Population without access to electricity is set to increase again in 2020 after 6 years of decline in Africa. The number of people gaining access to electricity in Africa has increased greatly: the number of people without access to electricity dropped from almost 860 million in 2018 to 770 million in 2019, a record low in recent years . Nonetheless, past progress is being reversed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In order to tackle this, the present proposal will demonstrate innovative, reliable and adapted sustainable energy solutions based on the valorization of biomass wastes from agriculture and the food industry through biomass gasification. REFFECT AFRICA will adapt and optimize these technologies to a wide variety of biomass wastes: olive mill residues, almond hulls and husks, millet, rice, sorghum or peanut wastes and sugarcane bagasse, among others locally available. Three full- scale demonstrators will be built in Morocco, Ghana and South Africa to consider both urbanized and rural contexts in Africa, on- and off-grid solutions, as well as different socio-economic backgrounds. The project will carry out comprehensive LCA and LCC of each supply chain and will consider the climate adaptation and mitigation potential of this technology compared to other technologies and solutions in the African social, economic and environmental contexts. REFFECT AFRICA will tackle the development of renewable energy sources, providing solutions for on-grid and off-grid communities, and their integration into the existing energy system. It will consider the generation of renewable energy, the transmission, and the use of storage systems.With the aim to closing all water- energy-food links, the project will work on obtaining biochar from the gasifier, and will be improved to provide a valuable fertilizer to local farmers. The demonstrators will include a robust but reliable water laboratory to provide their location with basic but often lacking testing services.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-GD-2020-1
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE JAEN
Address
Campus Las Lagunillas Sn Edifico B1 Vicerrectorado De Investigacion Desar Tecn E Innovacion
23071 Jaen
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 509 147,50

Participants (28)

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
Morocco
EU contribution
€ 704 183,75
Address
Avenue De La Victoire
10000 Rabat
Activity type
Research Organisations
DAR AZZAYTOUN
Morocco
EU contribution
€ 201 747,88
Address
Douar Ouled Brahim Lhachia Commune Lamhara
Ben Guerir
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VIARAYA
Tunisia
EU contribution
€ 25 223,63
Address
Immeuble Carthagene Center Bureau 4
2046 Kram Tunis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT DE L'OLIVIER
Tunisia
EU contribution
€ 107 342,50
Address
Route De L'aeroport Km 1.5
3000 Sfax
Activity type
Research Organisations
ASWAN UNIVERSITY
Egypt
EU contribution
€ 135 155
Address
Sahari Airport Way
81528 Aswan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NR GYL
Morocco
EU contribution
€ 45 175,38
Address
Rue Regrara Residence La Corniche Imm 2 Rdc Apt 1
20040 Casablanca
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY DE BLIDA 1
Algeria
EU contribution
€ 166 092,50
Address
Route De Soumaa
09000 Blida
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASSOCIACIO NASCO FOUNDATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 102 342,50
Address
Carrer Pintor Murillo 11
08197 Valldoreix
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITY OF ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES
Ghana
EU contribution
€ 731 667,50
Address
Sunyani Berekum Road Digital Adress Bs00612164
Sunyani
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SAWLA-TUNA-KALBA DISTRICT ASSEMBLY
Ghana
EU contribution
€ 80 205
Address
1 Sawla S/r
Sawla
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF PORT-HARCOURT
Nigeria
EU contribution
€ 251 889,75
Address
East-west Road Choba
500101 Port Harcourt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SENENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL
Senegal
EU contribution
€ 104 325,38
Address
21 Immora Building 2Nd Floor Hann Maristes
Dakar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ETHEKWINI MUNICIPALITY
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 241 467,50
Address
Dr Pixley Kaseme Street City Hall
4001 Durban
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
DURBAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 698 280
Address
Ml Sultan Road 41 43
4001 Durban
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE EDUARDO MONDLANE
Mozambique
EU contribution
€ 174 842,50
Address
Reitoria Da Universidade, Praca 25 De Junho 257
00200 Maputo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BWIRI ENTERPRISE LIMITED
Tanzania
EU contribution
€ 166 957,88
Address
613 Barakuda Road Mazimbu
67115 Morogoro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MAKERERE UNIVERSITY
Uganda
EU contribution
€ 145 305
Address
Main Campus
256 Kampala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DE CANARIAS,S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 316 421
Address
Calle Cebrian 3
35003 Las Palmas De Gran Canaria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FICOSTERRA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 119 665
Address
Calle Lopez Bravo 98, Poligono Industrial De Villalonquejar Burgos
09001 Burgos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ANKRON WATER SERVICES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 246 858,50
Address
Am Ries 29
27612 Loxstedt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LETZNER ADRIAN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 317 996
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PS-ITECH AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 117 131
Address
Bispeveien 1047
3174 Revetal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECNOLOGIE PER LA RIDUZIONE DELLE EMISSIONI ENGINNERING SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 208 008,50
Address
Via Settevalli 131/F
06129 Perugia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 256 717,50
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TIFEO SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 151 417,88
Address
Via Bradano 3
65015 Montesilvano Pe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IRRADIARE INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO EM ENGENHARIA E AMBIENTE LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 309 377,25
Address
Rua De Goa 16-2 Esq
2795-089 Linda A Velha
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD DE HUELVA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 271 467,50
Address
Calle Dr Cantero Cuadrado 6
21071 Huelva
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SOLAR FM
Tunisia
EU contribution
€ 56 409,50
Address
32 Rue Bejeya Avenue Algerie
3000 Sfax
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)