Inauguration of OLVEA Burkina Faso's new plant
This new agro-industrial processing unit was inaugurated Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in the presence of Stéphane Sanou, Minister of Trade, Industry and Handicrafts, representing the President of Burkina Faso, as well as ambassadors from France, Denmark and the European Union, and technical and financial partners of OLVEA.
The special feature of this innovative industrial site is its eco-conception, respectful of the local environment. Through researches conducted with different Burkinabe actors (2iE, CIRAD, CIRDES, CISM, ENEF …), the plant benefits from many innovations: f photovoltaic panels covering 20% of the energy used by the plant, bioclimatic architecture, use of local materials, innovative treatment of the Shea kernels, biomass boiler fueled by Shea cakes… The new technical and technological tools of this plant have also created 20 new direct jobs, and enabled the current staff a rise in skills and qualifications.
The production process, flexible and semi-automated, allows the implementation of new production lines. Thus, OLVEA will develop new agricultural supply chains and always offer more ingredients to the cosmetics and food industries.