University of Greenwich - NRI - Ghana - Cassava Hammer Mill powered by Solar PV - Flour production
Innovate UK funded project
Our equipment is made by Food Products Enterprises in ACCRA, GHANA- NRI - Natural Resources Institute at the University of Greenwich is the lead Technical partner on this Cassava Flour project. Cassava starch is a very different product from cassava flour and the equipment and steps needed to produce them are distinct - please make contact with your enquiry.
Upto 30% to 40% Crop loss occurs of Cassava due to wastage and poor processing abilities - our new Hammer Mill will produce a mash and process Cassava Root (still considered by some as a Tuber) powered by Solar PV for small holders and cooperatives.
PSECC Ltd the project admin lead are already in discussions with the Government of Ghana over the past four years on Waste management and also Renewable Energy. Our partners for these projects are Alset Power Company Inc & Siemens.
It is our intention to discuss with Alset Power about this Cassava project and hope they can arrange to provide the Government of Ghana $500 million for Solar PV projects, of which $100 million will be targeted at small Off Grid Solar PV Mini-grids. Some of these Solar PV Mini-Grids could power the Hammer Mills in Rural small communities. It is hoped that the $26,000 cost of the equipment needed with the Solar PV power supply to process Cassava could be made from profits from possible Solar Farms or Solar Mini-Grids in Ghana - this is an ongoing project for development.
Cassava,a root crop (Manihot esculenta), also called manioc, mandioca, or yuca, tuberous edible plant of the spurge family (Euphorbiaceae) from the American tropics. It is cultivated throughout the tropical world for its tuberous roots, from which cassava flour, breads, tapioca, a laundry starch, and an alcoholic beverage are derived. Cassava probably was first cultivated by the Maya in Yucatán
Cassava is a perennial plant with almost palmate (fan-shaped) leaves resembling those of the related castor-oil plant but more deeply parted into five to nine lobes. The fleshy roots are reminiscent of dahlia tubers. Different varieties range from low herbs to branching scrubs and slender unbranched trees. Some are adapted to dry areas of alkaline soil and others to acid mud banks along rivers.
This design by NRI at the University of Geenwich will grind, dry and process the Cassava Roots saving much time resulting in less crop loss
Food Research Institute of Ghana - FRI is involved in this exciting project. The Hammer Mill will be powered by the Solar PV panels on the roof of the FRI building in Accra, Ghana. Food security, Poverty reduction, job creation and many SDG's will be met and the Minister of Environment visited & liked the project.
NRI have designed and are offering assistance to villages and small cooperatives to have the new Hammer Mill - PSECC Ltd in the UK will also work with the Government of Ghana - One District - One Factory vision to promote the uptake of the new Hammer Mills throughout Ghana to process Cassava (Gari).
Made in Ghana - First Products Enterprises - FPE staff have finished part one construction and have now assembled the Hammer Mill used to grind and Grate the Cassava. Part two of construction will soon follow the testing where we will see the cyclone for seperating the mashed Cassava.
The Fan helps send the cut Cassava mash up the shoot to the Cyclone for seperation.
First Products Enterprises - FPE in Accra, Ghana have finished part one of construction of the Hammer Mill
Cut Cassava Chips being placed into Hammer Mill
The Solar Powered Hammer Mill is made in ACCRA, GHANA.
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