Cassava-Based Ethanol for Cookstoves (Sierra Leone)

About — Cassava-Based Ethanol for Cookstoves (Sierra Leone)

Winter 2018 - D-Lab I


The project examined the feasibility of bioethanol production from Cassava as an alternative cooking fuel in the Bo region of Sierra Leone. The project objectives were to introduce stoves to 0.01% of the population (or 1,000 households) in Bo and other urban areas where people are otherwise buying firewood, introduce high-yield strain of cassava from SLARI that allows 20 tons/ha of production (current strain yields around 8 tons/ha), contract farmers to produce cassava on 500 hectares (1000 ha considered for current strain), and to create an Organizational Model to determine staffing, budget, and partnership needs. 

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