The grand final of the EDF PULSE AFRICA TOUR was held in Paris on March 07, 2024. In the presence of Mr Luc Rémont, Chairman and CEO of the EDF Group, the start-up data354 won the second prize in the 5th edition of the EDF Pulse Africa awards, a competition aimed at revealing and supporting African innovators committed to the continent's low-carbon energy development.

Winner of the Central Africa leg of the competition, DIWA INNOVATION, was up against 5 other finalists from the EDF Pulse Africa Tour pre-selection rounds. The Cameroon-based start-up won over the jury with its pioneering development of an autonomous refrigeration system powered by an innovative combination of solar PV technology and terracotta materials.

The Ivorian start-up's initiative to identify biomass deposits using satellite imagery analysis earned it second place, alongside ATAREC from Morocco with its innovative Wave Beat technology.

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