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World’s first cocoa-fuelled power plant to be built in Ivory Coast

by Futures Centre, Aug 8
1 minute read

Ivory Coast has teamed up with the US Trade and Development Agency in its plans to build the first biomass power station in the world to be fuelled by waste from cocoa production. The West African country is the world’s biggest producer of cocoa and has seen its trade with the US grow by 55% between 2012 and 2017, with further growth predicted into 2025. It is estimated that a plant such as this would save 250,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions and if successful, nine more would be built through further funding from the US.  

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