Scaling up Geita Biomass Gasification project in 4 neighbouring villages in Geita District
The project will provide reliable and affordable electricity to 1500 households (equivalent to 7,500 people) and 80 trading centres and 10 institutions in Geita district, in rural Tanzania. These will be served through 10 biomass mini-power plants (32kW each) generating power distributed through micro-grids. The plants will be operated and managed by local entrepreneurs in these villages.
The project will promote local economic development by helping entrepreneurs to use the power for productive uses, hence improving project economics, demand profile, social justification, and economic impact. In addition, 30 full time jobs will be created, while 30 part time jobs will be created for women who will be trained to make briquette from the waste product – bio-char- of the gasification process.
Project code: TAN11071
Project Type: Scale up
Sector: Solid biomass
Location of Implementation: Tanzania
Duration (months): 12
Organization: Husk Power Systems
Type of Organization: Private company
Project Office: Nyakagomba village, Geita district, Geita, Tanzania
Lead project applicant: Flat A7, DharsiRustom Apartment, UN road, Upanga Dar es salaam
Country of lead applicant: Tanzania