A Japanese engineering firm wanted to introduce an anhydrous cogeneration facility in sub-Saharan Africa. Core Consultants was called to evaluate the potential for six countries.
The report took the form of a desk-top study. Core Consultants evaluated the potential for each industry that could possibly become a viable end-user of the product. This was balanced against the potential costs of setting up the cogeneration facility.
The product was too costly on a per kWh basis for the sub-Saharan African markets. Moreover, the scale of those industries that it would potentially service would not have been adequately developed by the time cogeneration facility was implemented.
The company decided not to market the facility in sub-Saharan Africa.