TT-Pilot (GEF-4): Technology Transfer: Typha-based Thermal Insulation Material Production in Senegal
This project objective is to facilitate the development in Senegal of a local production of thermal insulation material based on Typha, a harmful invasive weed blocking irrigation canals and the physical access to water, and thus threatening food and water security of the local populations. It targets the improvement of energy efficiency in both rural and urban building techniques particularly on the application of energy efficient building materials. The project is part of the GEF-4 projects selected following the Technology Transfer Pilot call for proposal.
Project components are: (1) Securing the supply of quality typha raw material ensuring large scale sustainable investment in the local production of typha-based building materials; (2) Transferring of Typha raw material processing technology; (3) Development of a small scale Typha-based building materials production facilities; (4) Transferring of bio-climatic and energy efficient building technology; (5) Typha-based building materials application demonstrations; and (6) Marketing and dissemination of the new products.
The direct GHG emissions savings due to the associated energy efficiency investments over their respective lifetime are estimated at 788 tCO2eq. The indirect GHG emissions savings would be between 2,362 tCO2eq and 86,124 tCO2eq, which translates to between $23.2/tCO2e and $846.7/tCO2eq.
The co-financing amount has almost doubled compared to PIF stage (from 3.4 MUSD to 5.75 MUSD) with a new private sector partner and additional co-financing from the government through a project supported by the French cooperation.