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Utility-scale biomass generation gets a boost in Côte d’Ivoire

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Issue 489 - 07 Aug 2023 - By Marc Howard | 8 minute read

Financial close for Biovea’s 45MW Ayébo plant in Côte d’Ivoire could prove a milestone as potential investors investigate whether utility-scale biomass is bankable in countries with large agro-industries.

Biomass has appeal – providing dispatchable baseload electricity while potentially sustaining a large number of jobs – but there have been false dawns before and hurdles remain for developers, not least sourcing sufficient feedstock, writes Marc Howard.

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