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Pre-feasibility Study for an Electric Power Plant Based on Rice

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Felicia Fock, Ivan Nygaard, Boureima Kone, Famakan Kamissoko, Nanourou Coulibaly, Ousmane Ouattara
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This report makes a first evaluation of whether it is technically possible, economically viable, sustainable and recommendable to build a rice straw/hulls fired power plant in Niono in Mali. Based on the available resource of rice straw and the possibilities for connecting to the grid it has been decided to analyse a 5-megawatt power plant. The report covers the technologies evaluated, the economic evaluation, the effects on climate and the local environment, and a risk assessment.