Rice and solar school canteen in Dano

SNV is leading with Dreyer Foundation and COPSA-C (local cooperative) a project to produce steam for cooking 1,500 meals at a school canteen each day (replacing wood use), and provide technology to transform rice in the afternoons/weekends when there is n

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SNV is leading with Dreyer Foundation and COPSA-C (local cooperative) a project to produce steam for cooking 1,500 meals at a school canteen each day (replacing wood use), and provide technology to transform rice in the afternoons/weekends when there is no cooking at the school. The Solar Thermal Paraboles/Reflectors project also includes two biomass gasification units (one for electricity, one for heat, both using rice husks) in Dano.

The project will primarily involve:

·       Making a baseline study at the work of the canteen cooks provincial high school in Dano and production of parboiled rice at the COPSA-C;

·       Installing a rice husk gasification system to produce electricity for Bama rice husking;

·       Installing 20 solar parables to produce the heat necessary for parboiling paddy rice Dano;

·       Building a complex solar-rice mill canteen at Dano

Since 2012, the various activities in the project have:

·       Conducted a baseline study which shows that the southwest of rice parboiling is done primarily by members of COPSA-C and over 1500 daily meals are shared Dano Provincial High School per day and is used 20 tons of wood per year for cooking at the canteen;

·       Performed the ground planes of the complex solar-rice mill canteen Dano building to prepare meals for students of Dano and parboil paddy near 1000T annually;

·       Installed mirrors 20 Scheffler (solar parabolas) providing the heat necessary for the steaming and drying of rice in sunny weather and a back-up consisting of a rice husk gasification system 30 kWth:

·       Built a complex solar-rice mill canteen Dano

·       Installed a rice husk gasification system to provide 22 kWe of electrical energy to be used to operate the huller installed in the rice mill.

Our donors and partners

Embassy of The Republic of China (Taiwan)
Dreyer Foundation