MSc student presentation at the international (online) conference “Green economy and sustainable development issues in the Kyrgyz Republic”
Mr. Arshidin Khassiyarov, a recent graduate of the Master program “MSc Biological Resources” at Rhine-Waal University (HSRW), has presented the results of his MSc research project during the international (online) conference “Green economy and sustainable development issues in the Kyrgyz Republic”.
The conference was organized by HSRW’s partner university KNAU in Bishkek on the 17 November, 2023.
In his research, Mr. Khassiyarov investigated the physical and chemical characteristics and determined the technological viability of baobab (Adansonia digitata L.) fruit shell briquettes.
The analyses revealed that these materials, which are typically a waste product of baobab fruit processing in Malawi, possess a high gross calorific value and suitable combustion properties. Thus the fruit shell briquettes could contribute to alleviating the chronic fuel wood shortage, which large parts of the Malawian population currently suffer from.
The thesis research was conducted as part of the BAOQUALITY project.