Rural micro-enterprise from multifunction hybrid platforms

An infrastructure that allows affordable energy services to be provided

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About the project Edit

The multifunctional platform is an energy infrastructure in the village that is designed to be a substitute for the human driving force and provide affordable energy services.

In its basic form, it works with a diesel engine to mill grain, crush and press shea, husk rice, charge batteries, supply a welding station, etc.

In a more elaborate form, it can supply a mini electric or mini water network. The hybrid platform works with diesel and vegetable oil, in particular jatropha. Using renewable energy today is tested in Burkina Faso with an alternative fuel like jatropha.

This project consists of developing the use of vegetable oils in multifunctional platforms in order to considerably reduce production cost and increase revenue-generating activities linked to the platform.

En quoi ce projet est-il singulier et créatif

Multifunctional platforms already exist, but the hybrid version is an innovation that allows for the use of diesel and jatropha oil. The goal is to make a gradual transition towards the exclusive use of vegetable oils and increase profitability for the companies linked to the platform.

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In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

Multifunctional platforms already exist, but the hybrid version is an innovation that allows for the use of diesel and jatropha oil. The goal is to make a gradual transition towards the exclusive use of vegetable oils and increase profitability for the companies linked to the platform.

What is the social value of this project? Edit

Environmental benefit: using biofuels will fight climate change by lowering pollution

Economic benefit: transforming and selling local products will increase incomes for women

Social benefit: saving time will allow women to fully participate in village social life and educate themselves through literacy

What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

The National Multifunctional Platforms Program is being implemented by local development agencies in 13 Burkina Faso regions. The success of this project will be expanded to other regions.

What was the triggering factor of this project? Edit

The emergence of multifunctional platforms is a reality in the socio-economic environment of several Burkina Faso regions. However, with the use of diesel, the efficiency of various units linked to the platforms still remains mixed with the increasing cost of diesel. Producing jatropha responds to a double objective: restoring degraded soils and supplying biofuel. Using jatropha oil will considerably reduce the cost of production.

What is the business model of this project? Edit

As an instrument in the fight against poverty, this project has both an economic and social element.


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