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Integrated Bio-Rural Energy Scheme (IBRES) For Ghana

IBRES WorkshopThe Implementation of Bio-Rural Energy Scheme for Ghana project is a collaboration between the following institutions:

  • University of Nottingham, UK (lead partner)
  • The Brew-Hammond Energy Centre (TBHEC-KNUST),
  • Centre for Energy Environment and Sustainable Development (CEESD),
  • Cocoa Health and Extension Division of the Ghana Cocoa Board.

IBRES is funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund, UK and is intended develop a prototyped CPH-fed power generation system as the basis for implementing full-scale bio-energy systems for the cocoa growing communities in Ghana. The project covers the development of appropriate framework and strategies for implementing suitable bio-rural energy scheme for the benefit of the cocoa growing areas.

The project research involves an investigation of appropriate technologies for the sustainable conversion of Cocoa Pod Husk (CPH) into electricity and other alternative energy sources. In this regard, the project intends to set up an experimental 5 kW Gasification Plant at the College of Engineering, KNUST for research and training geared towards the full-scale implementation of the bio-rural energy systems in Ghana.

The IBRES project started in September 1, 2018 and the partnership has a 12 months duration.