NRW-KNUST Project


This project is within the framework of the cooperation between the German State of North Rhine Westphalia (NRW) and Ghana, and it is aimed at supporting KNUST to become a centre of competence for climate and resource protection providing state of-the-art studies, advisory services to public and private bodies and serves as a showroom for environmental technologies.

Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is contracted by the State Chancellery of NRW to facilitate this project. The cooperation involving Westfälische Hochschule Gelsenkirchen and Technische Universität Dortmund focuses on Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Waste management and Resource recovery.

An amount of €87,441 was released by GIZ for both the first and second phases of this cooperation which has just ended. This project has provided funds for state of the art biogas testing equipment, sensors and other equipment for monitoring energy consumption in selected buildings, biofuel generator, etc. In relation to this project, TEC is currently hosting Mr. Andreas Ahrenbog a bioenergy expert as a Research Fellow. Work is currently underway for phase 3 of the project to commence.

Read more about the individual themes below:

Jatropha Plantation
Environmental Education with schools in Kumasi
Biogas Laboratory in KNUST
Solar Thermal Training Center
Smart Energy Efficiency Management System

Dr. Gabriel Takyi, Project Director

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