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Environment/Energy (Low carbon society/energy)

  • SDGs07
  • SDGs09
Principal Investigator (Affiliation) 日本 Research Prof. / Emeritus Prof.
SAKO Takeshi
(Energy System Section, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Shizuoka University) researchmap
タンザニア Associate Prof.
Emrod Elisante
(Department of Chemical and Mining Engineering, College of Engineering and Technology, University of Dar es Salaam)
Research Institutions in Japan Shizuoka University / Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry / Nihon University
Research Institutions in Tanzania University of Dar es Salaam / Sokoine University of Agriculture
Adoption fiscal year FY 2018
Research Period 5 Years
ODA Recipient Country United Republic of Tanzania
General Description of the Research Project

Develop technologies for extracting fuel oil from agricultural residues and efficiently using by-products
Rural areas in Tanzania have a low electrification rate, but demand is increasing for electric power to charge the growing number of mobile phones, and to provide lighting, enabling children who work on farms during the day to study at night. Many kinds of agricultural residue, such as rice bran, contain good-quality oil. This project will develop technology using CO2-expanded hexane to extract unique oils for power generation that are energy-saving and have a low environmental impact. It will also develop technology for producing high-value-added products from extraction residues.

Contributing to the supply of power in rural Tanzania by extracting oil from agricultural residues
This project aims to will contribute to the rural electrification of Tanzania using renewable energy and provide a model for achieving a sustainable, low carbon society. Generation of electricity using oil extracted from oil-bearing agricultural residues will provide power to rural areas. Manufacture of products such as soap from part of the extracted oil will also open the way towards employment and cash earnings in rural areas.

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pic1 Japanese and Tanzanian project members

Japanese and Tanzanian project members

pic2 Survey at rice mills at Asok intersection in Morogoro

Survey at rice mills at Asok intersection in Morogoro

pic3 Rice bran piled up near a rice mill

Rice bran piled up near a rice mill

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