Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Kenya: Menengai Geothermal Steam Used for Drying Cereals

Geothermal firm instals Africa’s first steam cereals dryer (The Star)

Geothermal Development Company (GDC) has installed the first facility in Africa that uses steam to dry cereals.

The semi-commercial dryer at the Menengai Geothermal project has the capacity to dry 20 tonnes of cereals per day. It was funded by the Icelandic International Development Agency.

GDC managing director Johnson ole Nchoe said the corporation will pilot the viability of the drier and then scale it up for commercialisation. Nchoe invited the private sector to consider venturing into direct uses of geothermal energy, arguing it helps to cut costs of energy and reduces emissions.

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