Tany Meva Foundation will convene a three-day workshop in Antananarivo, Madagascar, on small or micro scale ethanol production for fuel use. The workshop builds on the results of the 2011 World Bank-published study, Ethanol as a household Fuel in Madagascar – Health Benefits, Economic Assessment and Review of African Lessons for Scaling Up. The study was commissioned by the Government of Madagascar and conducted by a team led by Practical Action Consulting and included University of Liverpool, Berkeley Air Monitoring Group, Eco Consulting Group, Tany Meva and Project Gaia, Inc.
Project Details: The 3-day workshop will engage multiple stakeholders in capacity building and knowledge transfer to help encourage small-scale production of ethanol for local markets, especially for cooking. “Farm-scale” production fits the local context, whether single operations or cooperatives, and might be sized to produce anywhere from 100 to 5,000 liters per day of ethanol. Project Gaia will provide the micro-economic analysis and business case for small scale fuel ethanol and stoves. Ecoenergy (e2) will provide technical training for building and operating a small fuel distillery. Ecoenergy will also discuss the production of bioethanol from crop residues, wastes, by-products and other feedstocks.
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