FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR THE PROCESSING OF COTTON RESIDUE INTO PELLETS IN SMALL HOLDER BASED COTTON PLANTATIONS IN NIASSA PROVINCE, NOTHERN MOZAMBIQUE

Client:

SAN-JFS

 

Date:

2015

 

Project Description:

Building on the large volumes of unused organic waste generated by JFS-SAN’s cotton outgrowing scheme and operation, an opportunity was identified to capitalize on this, by using the residues of the crop for energy production. GreenLight has developed the feasibility study and business plan for the operation. The following specific tasks were carried out: baseline study for availability of feedstock in farmer fields which includes yields per hectare of dry cotton residue; The socioeconomic baseline study of small holder farmers which includes market willingness to sell cotton residue to the project;  Analysis of biomass feedstock specifications including laboratory tests focusing calorific value, humidity index, ash content and parameters; Analysis of operational logistics and economic feasibility for developing pellet supply value chain and processing facility; Supply model analysis and technological assessment including a cost-benefit analysis for pelleting technology; and Market analysis for the use of pellets as a household cooking energy source as well as feedstock for gasifier based energy generation.

 

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EIA FOR DEMONSTRATING THE COMMERCIAL VIABILITY OF RURAL CLEAN ENERGY MINI-GRIDS (CEMG) IN MOZAMBIQUE
 

Client:

Energias de Portugal (EDP)

 

Date:

Jan 2016 – Jun 2016

 

Project Description:

A mini-grid project will be developed in Titimane, Cuamba District, Niassa Province. This project will entail a PV/biomass hybrid mini-grid, with an additional battery bank and back-up generator system using diesel. The generating capacity of the PV is around 100 kWp and 60 kW from the biomass gasification. An opportunity has been identified to transform the large amounts of cotton farm waste into electrical energy. GreenLight has developed the environmental impact assessment and feasibility study for the conversion of cotton waste to electricity.

 

EIA FOR POWER PLANT COMBINED CYCLE IN BUZI, SOFALA PROJECT
 

Client:

Biodinâmica on behalf of CTB, Lda

 

Date:

Nov 2015 - Present

 

Project Description:

The Central Combined Cycle will be built in two independent and identical blocks, each consisting of two gas turbines with a unit capacity of 50 MW ISO, two recovery heat boilers and a steam turbine. The power supply to the national grid will be made through a 220 kV substation and a transmission line of about 90 km long, from the central to the delivery point, the existing EDM  substation  in Inchope. GreenLight is involved in the environmental impact assessment for the power plant combined cycle in Buzi, Sofala Province.

 

 

EIA FOR THE FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR THE 220kV INTERCONNECTION NAMIALO – METORO
 

Client:

Biodinâmica on behalf of Byucksan  Power Co, Ltd

 

 

Date:

Nov 2015 - Present

 

Project Description:

The project includes the expansion of the substation which is already predicted to be constructed in Namialo (400/220/110 kV), the Namialo- Metoro line (216 km long, from the proposed Namialo substation to the existing Metoro substation which will be expanded) and the expansion of the Metoro substation. This substation already exists (110/33 kV) and is expected in the project implementation capacity of transformation 220/110 kV. This new line is expected to deploy approximately along the existing line (110 kV), with the exception of some occasional deviations. GreenLight is involved in the feasibility study for the 220kV interconnection Namialo - Metoro.

 

 

 

MOZAMBIQUE ENERGY USE DATE COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS
 

Client:

Mozambique Ministry of Energy and the European Commission

 

Date:

2011 - 2012

 

Project Description:

This large scale research project collected energy use data across Mozambique. Within the major urban areas, the household energy and institutional energy consumption was calculated based on in-depth questionnaires. Biomass energy production and supply was also studies based on field interviews and a comprehensive value chain analysis. This data was used in the elaboration of Mozambique’s first biomass energy strategy.

 

 

 

PALMA RURAL SOLAR ELECTRIFICATION FEASIBILITY STUDY

Client:

Worley Parsons on behalf of Anadarko

 

Date:

2011 - 2012

 

Project Description:

This project falls under the resettlement and community development program of Anadarko – an oil and gas exploration and production company with its Mozambican activities in the Rovuma basin of Cabo Delgado province. Greenlight provided a thorough assessment of local household energy use dynamics in the region of Palma- Cabo Delgado Province. The data was further utilized to forecast peak load energy requirements of a community currently not connected to the grid. Two models for solar electrification were presented as viable options :(1) Autonomous home systems (2) Mini-grid system. Technical assistance in the form of equipment requirements and installation procedures were also provided.

 

 

 

MOZAMBIQUE BIOFUELS INDUSTRY ASSESSMENT

Client:

Overseas Development Institute

 

Date:

2011

 

Project Description:

The research project was about the possibilities for production and trade in biofuels in eastern Africa. It arose from the growing interest in biofuels, triggered by rising oil prices at the time, and the desire to replace fossil fuels by renewables as a way to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The objective was to provide an enhanced information and knowledge basis upon which sustainable and pro-poor bioenergy development strategies and policies can be designed and implemented by developing country policy makers, development partners and governments. GreenLight was contracted to conduct the analysis of economic, social, environmental and legislative components connected to the industry in Mozambique. All biofuels projects within the country were analysed.

 

CLIMATE FINANCING FOR SUSTAINABLE CHARCOAL PRODUCTION

Client:

Government of Belgium and Energy Engineering Solutions

 

Date:

2014 to Present

 

Project Description:

The objective of the proposed initiative is to identify opportunities for the charcoal production sector in Mozambique to benefit from climate financing, either through the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) or the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) framework. The project includes the development of a feasibility study followed by a set of concrete practical actions. GreenLight was contracted to conduct all country based analysis, stakeholder consultation and capacity building to develop a project proposal ready for climate financing.

 

CHARCOAL VALUE ANALYSIS AND SUSTAINABLE CHARCOAL PRODUCTION FEASIBILITY STUDY

Client:

African Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) and Everest Energy (Netherlands)

 

Date:

 June 2014 – February 2015

 

Project Description:

Most (if not all) of the charcoal production in Mozambique is of an informal nature and bears heavy environmental burdens such as deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions. GreenLight together with Everest Energy has developed a business model and feasibility study for the sustainable production of charcoal in Southern Mozambique. The following tasks were carried out:

  • Baseline study for the production, transport and retail of conventional charcoal in the region (market study and assessment of current charcoal value chain) was undertaken in the Provinces of Maputo and Gaza;
  • Feasibility study focusing on economic viability; feedstock supply dynamics (plantation, out grower and community supply models); efficient carbonization technology assessment; political and regulatory framework (licensing, incentives, legislation); logistical analysis (transport, storage); and wholesale/retail models.
MEPONDA VILLAGE HYDRO ELECTRIFICATION PROJECT

Client:

Belgian Technical Cooperation (BTC) and FUNAE

 

Date:

2013-2014

 

Project Description:

Under its rural electrification program, the Mozambique Energy Fund (FUNAE) has requested a feasibility study and technical plan for a small-hydro mini grid installation project in Meponda and Machele villages of Niassa province. In consortium with Tractebel Engineering (GDF SUEZ), GreenLight analysed peak load requirements; electricity consumption forecasts; local operational management structure; the productive use of energy; as well as the market willingness to pay by the community.

SANITATION VALUE CHAIN SUPPORT IN BEIRA

Client:

Frisian Urban Sanitation Program (FUSP)

 

Date:

2014

 

Project Description:

The Frisian Urban Sanitation Program supports the development of micro-enterprises in the sanitation value chain as a driver for development in the WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) sector. Small businesses working with sewage collection, improved toilet installations and safe drinking water can offer households in peri-urban and rural areas such services where infrastructure is not yet existent.  GreenLight in conjunction with the Beira Municipality carried out a detailed study accessing the sanitation needs in peri urban areas in the city of Beira. As a result GreenLight capacitated Small and Medium Enterprises strengthening the sanitation value chain to improving sanitation, health and hygiene as well as increase access to microfinance for sanitation products.