Clean Cooking Madagascar issues RFP for ethanol micro distillery

By Clean Cooking Madagascar | February 02, 2017

Clean Cooking Madagascar, and NGO based in Antananarivo, Madagascar, is seeking proposals for an ethanol micro distillery for its national Ethanol Stove Program in Madagascar. CMM plans to create a market for 100,000 ethanol cookstoves over five years. It will develop local ethanol supply chains in part through the installation of ethanol micro distilleries (EMDs). The program includes the installation of a demonstration pilot EMD to serve as a training facility that will encourage the installation of additional EMDs in Madagacar. CMM will provide technical support to all of the additional distilleries provided on the same design as the pilot distillery selected from this tender. This tender could hence be perceived as an investment that may lead to the delivery of a large number of similar distilleries to Madagascar over the next few years.

The pilot EMD will be a joint venture between CMM and a local business implementing partner. CMM will own a majority share of the EMD for five years. After this time, the local implementing partner will have the opportunity to buy out CCM’s interest at a discounted price. EMD suppliers are encouraged to consider entering into the joint venture with CCM and the local business by owning a share of the EMD for one to five years.

CMM herewith seeks to procure an EMD with a production capacity of between 2,000 and 5,000 liters per day. The distillery must be able to produce ethanol of hydrous or industrial grade quality at 94-96.4 percent v/v using sugarcane feedstock.

Additional information is available on the Project Gaia website.