In conjunction with the UNDP, the government of Benin will implement a biomass project to generate power. The initiative, which also encompasses the development of isolated mini-grids for the distribution of energy produced, is part of the national policy to mitigate the impacts of climate change.

“This project will build on significant private sector investment in the installation of four gasification plants with a total capacity of 4 MW. These four pilot centers will initially generate 76,651 MWh, a production that will stabilize thereafter around 24,498 MWh,” a government statement read.

The UNDP will provide the government of Benin support in establishing institutional policy and regulatory framework.

The country produces 8 million tons of agricultural waste per year, only 55% of which is used. Through this project, the government plans to upgrade the remaining waste usually left in the fields.

Source: Alternative Energy Africa

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