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Access to Essential Services Award

CAJOUVALOR PROJECT, BY RONGEAD, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CEFREPADE IN BURKINA FASO

The CAJOUVALOR project by Rongead, in partnership with the Cefrepade, had the objective of developing a technology to recovery energy from cashew nut shells. This project consequently aims to recovery energy from a waste, the cashew nut, via the development of a pyrolysis reactor known as the “H2CP” (High Calorific Cashew Pyrolyser). The system permits waste generated by cashew nut shelling to be transformed into two types of fuel: pyrolysis gases which namely power a boiler and Biochar for domestic or professional use, distributed in the form of blocks to local populations in order to replace wood charcoal (originating from unmanaged forests threatened by deforestation).

The CAJOUVALOR project has enabled the development of other agro-industrial waste recovery sectors in Burkina Faso: a partnership with L'Occitane has been signed for the recycling of shea cakes.
Given the success of CAJOUVALOR in Ivory Coast, a new project, "Agrovalor", was launched, combining the revaluation of cashew and shea butter waste. In 2018, some thirty CAJOUVALOR ovens are being built in West Africa.

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