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.