KEY MESSAGES

- Description: Integrated model enabling energy and cost savings for farms by substituting fuel with an olive-derived clean and renewable energy source. The project scope encompasses planting of olive trees, olive crushing and production of olive mill pomace to investment in biomass boilers.
- Specificity: Integrated approach that enabled meeting 60% of fuel needs
- Impact: 24,000 tons CO2 reduction

 

HOW IT WORKS

Ashes
> Biomass energy production covers 60% of current energy needs

Planting of olive trees

Olive crushing unit
> Olive mill pomace is obtained as a by-product of olive crushing process

Biomass energy production
> Olive pomace oil extraction leaves in turn a by-product fuel the biomass boiler

Olive mill pomace
> Olive mill pomace is then dried to cut water content from 40% to 12%

 

SCOPE

MOROCCO

 

BUDGET

DH50M

 

IMPACTS

Agricultural productivity
Fuel savings for farms exceeding
Dh35M between 2009 and 2015

Climate change
Greenhouse gas emission reductions
Project registered as part of clean development mechanisms

Sustainable dev. goals
60% of energy needs met with biomass
Helping Morocco meet 2050 target of 50% clean energy

 

NEXT STEPS

Target: production of 100 % of biomass-based steam