OASAL Limited is biotechnology startup promoting frontier technology particularly, circular economy using agricultural waste to produce innovative solutions and products. Our flagship project is focused on the cashew value chain and adapts innovative ideas focused on applying technology to enable the reuse of materials and removal of waste.
Prior to the start of the business, an extensive eighteen months (18) was dedicated to research, customer analysis, feasibility studies and industrial analysis to enable the development of a viable, feasible and a sustainable business model. Our research was intercity and saw us going to the Bono, Ahafo, Ashanti, Northern, Volta and Eastern regions of Ghana, where we implored observatory research, stakeholder engagements, and administration of questionnaires to enable us understand in detail the outlook of the cashew value chain in Ghana. We identified from the research into the cashew value chain, the problem of millions of cashew apples being left to rot in landfills and farm sites because there’s currently no use for them. The farmers currently have commercial value for the nuts only.
Our solution includes building a facility to process these cashew apples into ethanol, briquettes, biochar, and animal feed at Sampa; which is the cashew producing hub of Ghana and in consideration with its proximity to Cote d’Ivoire, another major cashew producing hub. This is a strategic direction for OASAL keeping in mind our vision of tapping into the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) and the opportunities of exporting our ethanol to neighboring countries.
OASAL is a duly incorporated and registered business limited by share in Ghana. Founded on February 17, 2020, just before the COVID-19 pandemic struck and incorporated on August 10, 2021, we have pushed through the barriers of the pandemic to continue with experimentation of our product, conducted various phases of our market research and also undertaken various tests and certification processes.
We adopt a multi-faceted, dynamic business model that delivers value for shareholders, the community we operate in and the environment. Aside synthesizing affordable ethanol, biochar, briquettes and animal feed from cashew apple waste, our model provides residual income for farmers, economic empowerment for youths in cashew growing areas and great carbon savings through our operations. Our carbon footprint savings are in excess of 162kgCO2 equivalent (i.e., Driving a car around the world 20 times, or 163 passengers flying London-New York) as estimated by the Climate Impact Forecast, Italy.
We are based in Accra, Ghana, 77 Nii Nortei Nyanchi Street, Dzorwulu, Accra – Ghana.
At OASAL, these core values are the guiding principles that define our organizational culture and provide a framework for our decision-making.
SUSTAINABILITY: At OASAL, sustainability is in the heart of our operations. We first and foremost attempt to reduce waste and promote sustainable practices. This means finding innovative ways to recycle agrowaste, reducing the carbon footprint of our operations, and minimizing waste throughout our supply chain.
INNOVATION: We believe that, to succeed in a competitive market, there is the need to prioritize constant commitment to finding new and creative ways to recycle agrowaste. This could involve developing new products, processes, or technologies that can turn waste into valuable resources. We are also committed to continuous improvement and finding ways to optimize our operations.
INTEGRITY: We prioritize ethical behavior and responsible business practices. This means being transparent and honest in all of our dealings, treating customers and employees with respect, and upholding the highest standards of integrity and professionalism.
COLLABORATION: At OASAL, we believe that, collaboration with other businesses and organizations in the industry is essential for success. We always seek to build strong relationships with suppliers, customers, and other stakeholders in order to achieve common goals and promote sustainability.
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Everyone at OASAL is committed to making a positive impact on the community and contributing to social and environmental causes. We believe in respect for oneself and the environment. By prioritizing social responsibility, the company builds a positive reputation and gain the support of customers and stakeholders.
Producing affordable industry grade raw materials for Ghana’s rising pharmaceutical, animal feed and biofuel industry whilst supporting cashew farmers to boost the local economy.
To be the preferred leader in innovation for industry grade ethanol, biofuels and animal feeds.
Improving the economic livelihood of cashew growing communities whilst protecting the environment, one farmer at a time.
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