MoNaL

MoNaL

Background

The MoNal project aims to create sustainable mobility opportunities for sub-Saharan Africa countries. The impact of the mobility offer is considered, improved and verified through Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) through the entire life cycle – from vehicle production and design to energy supply to vehicle recycling and energy supply infrastructure. As part of a pilot implementation in Ghana on Don Bosco Campus, a rental system for e-mopeds and cargo bikes will be technically and economically tested and adapted considering local conditions and user requirements. Sustainable mobility must be thought of in the context of renewable energy supply. For this reason, the project is developing a smart mini-grid consisting of self-sufficient solar systems and charging stations, which, unlike individual plants, has sufficient power to supply the electric vehicles. Part of the mini-grid is an automatic billing system that enables power consumption of vehicles and smart load management by adjusting the electricity price to supply, demand, weather and battery level in real time.

The two (2) selected Universities are:

  1. University of Energy and Natural Resources, Ghana
  2. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

Expected Impacts

  1. Intensify the use of sustainable mobility alternatives while at the same time considering the necessary access to reliable and sustainable energy;
  2. Create sustainable mobility opportunities for sub-Saharan African countries.

Partners

  1. Sun Crafter
  2. University of Energy and Natural Resources, Ghana
  3. Don Bosco
  4. E-bility GmbH
  5. Ingenieure ohne Grenzen
  6. Green Power Brains

Background

The MoNal project aims to create sustainable mobility opportunities for sub-Saharan Africa countries. The impact of the mobility offer is considered, improved and verified through Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) through the entire life cycle – from vehicle production and design to energy supply to vehicle recycling and energy supply infrastructure. As part of a pilot implementation in Ghana on Don Bosco Campus, a rental system for e-mopeds and cargo bikes will be technically and economically tested and adapted considering local conditions and user requirements. Sustainable mobility must be thought of in the context of renewable energy supply. For this reason, the project is developing a smart mini-grid consisting of self-sufficient solar systems and charging stations, which, unlike individual plants, has sufficient power to supply the electric vehicles. Part of the mini-grid is an automatic billing system that enables power consumption of vehicles and smart load management by adjusting the electricity price to supply, demand, weather and battery level in real time.

The two (2) selected Universities are:

  1. University of Energy and Natural Resources, Ghana
  2. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

Expected Impacts

  1. Intensify the use of sustainable mobility alternatives while at the same time considering the necessary access to reliable and sustainable energy;
  2. Create sustainable mobility opportunities for sub-Saharan African countries.

Partners

  1. Sun Crafter
  2. University of Energy and Natural Resources, Ghana
  3. Don Bosco
  4. E-bility GmbH
  5. Ingenieure ohne Grenzen
  6. Green Power Brains