The Institute of Industrial Research (IIR) is one of the leading 13 Research Institutes of Ghana’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the main Science and Technology Research and Development Institution of Ghana. The CSIR-IIR is Ghana’s foremost industrial research and development organization.

 

Researchers

Mr. Richard Bayitse

Position: Research Scientist

Email: rbayitse@csir-iir.org, rbayitse@gmail.com

Tel: +233-302-500195

 

SUMMARY/BIOGRAPHY
Mr. Richard Bayitse was born in 21st September 1969 and married with two children, a boy and a girl. My hobbies are playing hockey, listening to music and reading journal articles. I speak English and Ewe. I attended my secondary school education at Bishop Herman College where I obtained GCE ‘O’ and ‘A’ Levels. I was employed at CSIR- Institute of Industrial Research in 1996, after obtaining Diploma in Laboratory Technician from Cape Coast University, Cape Coast. 
                       
                                                                                                  
EDUCATION BACKGROUND

From

To

Institution

Degree

1998

2000

Cape Coast University

BSc Chemistry

2008

2010

University of Ghana

MPhil Environmental Science

2011

2012

Coventry University, UK

MSc Environmental Management

2013

2017

University of Ghana

PhD Food Science – On Going

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

From

To

Institution

Designation 

1996

2000

CSIR- Institute of Industrial Research

Technical Officer

2000

2010

CSIR- Institute of Industrial Research

Assistant Research Scientist

2010

To date

CSIR-Institute of Industrial Research

Research Scientist

 

RESEARCH SUMMARY AND INTEREST  

Environmental quality analysis and pollution control management. Industrial and domestic waste treatment.  Value addition to agricultural waste using biotechnological processes in the area of bioethanol, amino acid

and protein production. Bio-process optimization.

 

PROJECTS/ACHIEVEMENTS/FUNDING AWARDS

  • FP7 Biowaste4SP Project, Grant Agreement No. 312111, financed by European Commission
  • Tullow Oil Scholarship to undertake MSc Environmental Management in Coventry University, UK.  

                       

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Member - Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling.
  • Member- Technical Review Committee for Environmental Management Plan (TRP/EMP), EPA, Ghana
  • Member- Ghana Science Association
  • Member – CAASTNET PLUS NCP system in Ghana.
  • Member - Technical Committee on Medical Devices on Standardization
  • Reviewer Journal of Investigational Biochemistry
  • Reviewer BAOJ Chemistry

 

PUBLICATIONS

  • Saladini, F., Vuai, S., Langat, B., Gustavsson, M., Bayitse, R., Gidamis, A., Mohammed, B., Owis, A., Rashamuse, K., Sila, D. and Bastianoni, S. (2016) “Sustainability assessment by means of emergy evaluation of selected biowastes as feedstocks for biofuels and biomaterials production in five African countries” Biomass and Bioenergy 85 pp 100-108
  • Bayitse, R., Hou, X., Laryea, G. and Bjerre, A.B. (2015) Protein enrichment of cassava waste using Trichoderma pseudokoningii (ATCC 26801). AMB Express 5:80 pp 1-6.
  • Bayitse, R., Hou, X., Bjerre, A.B and Saalia, F.K.  (2015)"Optimisation of enzymatic hydrolysis of cassava peel to produce fermentable sugars." AMB Express 5, no. 1: pp 1-7.
  • Bayitse, R. (2015). Lactic Acid Production from Biomass: Prospect for Bioresidue Utilization in Ghana: Technological Review - International Journal of Applied Science and Technology Vol. 5, No. 1 pp 10-17
  • Bayitse, R., Laryea, G.N., Oduro, W.O., Aggey, M., Mensah, B., Gustavsson, M. and Bjerre, A.B (2014). Anaerobic Co-digestion of Cassava Peels and Manure:  A technological approach for Biogas Generation and Bio-fertilizer production - A Feature Article - Journal of Applied Science and Technology (JAST), Vol. 19, Nos. 1 & 2, Pp. 10 – 17
  • Oduro, W.O., Bayitse, R., Carboo, D., Kortatsi, B. and Hodgson, I. (2012) Assessment of dissolved mercury in surface water along the lower basin of the River Pra in Ghana - International Journal of Applied Science and Technology  Vol 2 No. 1: January 2012
  • Mensah, B. and Bayitse, R. (2007). Quality assessment of unrefined sodium chloride (NaCl) produced in Ghana -  Journal Of Applied Science & Technology Vol 12 Nos. 1&2
  • Mensah, B. and Bayitse, R. (2006). Solar salt technology in Ghana: A case study of small scale salt wining process. Ghana Journal of Science, 46, pp 99-109
  • Pattern of pollution along the lower reaches of River Pra - Mphil. Thesis (University of Ghana)
  • Assessment of Humate, Activated Carbon, Compost and Zeolite in accelerating the remediation of Petroleum Hydrocarbon contaminated soil - Msc Thesis (Coventry University)   
  • Dye extraction and characterization from  Sorghum candatum  - Student Thesis
  • Bayitse, R., Hou, X., Laryea, G.N, Aggey, M., Oduro, W., Selormey G. and Bjerre, A.B. (2015). Ethanol process from biowaste C5 and C6. Report for FP7 Biowaste4SP, Grant Agreement No. 312111, pp. 1-23.
  • Bayitse, R., Oduro, W., Aggey, M., Selormey G. Mensah B. and Laryea, G.N. (2013). Ghana country report: Overview of potential biowaste and biobased residues for production of value added products. Report for FP7 Biowaste4SP, Grant Agreement No. 312111, pp. 1-36.
  • Bayitse, R., Laryea, G.N., Selormey G., Oduro, W., Aggey, M. and Mensah B. (2013) Bibliographical review of co-digestion of cassava and manure –      Ghana Country Report for FP7 Biowaste4SP, Grant Agreement No. 312111, pp. 1-36.
  • Rashamuse, K., Bayitse, R., Tahlawy, Y., Lawther, M., Hou, X. and Bjerre, A.B (2013) Report on generic process and specific variants of wet fractionation and hydrolysis of rice bran and sample tests.  Report for FP7 Biowaste4SP, Grant Agreement No. 312111, pp. 1-23
  • Rashamuse, K., Bayitse, R., Tahlawy, Y., Lawther, M., Hou, X. and Bjerre, A.B (2013) Generic process of wet Fractionation and Hydrolysis of Cassava Waste Report for FP7 Biowaste4SP, Grant Agreement No. 312111, pp. 1-23
  • Hou, X. Rashamuse, K., Tahlawy, Y, Bayitse, R., Lawther, M., Owis, A.S. and Bjerre, A.B (2013) Report on Generic Process and Specific Variants of Wet Fractionation and Hydrolysis of Banana Biomass (Over-matured and Green Banana Flesh and Peel) from South Africa and Egypt.  Report for FP7 Biowaste4SP, Grant Agreement No. 312111, pp. 1-15
  • Gustavsson, M., Bjerre, A.B, Bayitse, R. Belmakki, M., Gidamis, A.B., Hou, X., el Houssine, B., Owis, A.S., Sila, D.N, Rashamuse, K.,  Sundqvist, J.O.,  El-Tahlawy, Y. and Tawona, N. (2014). Catalogue of Biowastes & Bioresidues in Africa, Biowaste4SP project deliverable, Danish Technological Institute and IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Taastrup, Denmark, Version 1.0, September.
  • Bayitse, R., Hansen, A.C.H, Dantoft, S.H, Wang, Z., Jensen, P.R., Hou, X. and Bjerre, A.N. (2015).  Development of amino acid fermentation process for production of lysine from biowaste using Corynebacterium glutamicum. Report for FP7 Biowaste4SP, Grant Agreement No. 312111, pp. 1-24
  • Lawther, J.M., Koni Rashamuse, K., El Tahlawy, Y., Bayitse, R., Hou, X. Owis, A.S. and Bjerre, A.B (2014). Report on generic process and specific variants of wet fractionation and hydrolysis of rice bran and sample tests. Report for FP7 Biowaste4SP, Grant Agreement No. 312111, pp. 1-11
  • Bayitse, R., Aggey, M., Oduro, W., Selormey, G., Mensah, B., Laryea, G., El Bari, H. (2014). Reactor Design and Separation Equipment for Anaerobic Co-digestion of Biowaste and Manure. Report for FP7 Biowaste4SP, Grant Agreement No. 312111, pp. 1-14
  • Hou, X. Rashamuse, K., Tahlawy, Y, Bayitse, R., Lawther, M., Owis, A.S. and Bjerre, A.B (2013) Report on development of enzyme system for hydrolysis of banana to monosaccharides. Report for FP7 Biowaste4SP, Grant Agreement No. 312111, pp. 1-18
  • Hou, X. Rashamuse, K., Tahlawy, Y, Bayitse, R., Lawther, M., Owis, A.S. and Bjerre, A.B. Wet-milling, Hydrolysis, and Bio-ethanol Production from African Banana Biomass.  22nd European Biomass Conference and Exhibition in Hamburg, 23rd June, 2014.
  • Bayitse, R, Tornyie, F., and Bjerre, A.-B. (2016). Cassava Cultivation, Processing and Potential Uses in Ghana. In C. Klein (Ed.), Handbook on Cassava: Production, Potential Uses and Recent Advances (1st ed.). USA: NOVA Science Publishers. In Press

                       

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING & WORKSHOP

  • Sustainable Development Action Plan (SDAP) Capacity and awareness workshop 4th -5th November, 2009 at Ange Hill Hotel, Accra Ghana.
  • Sustainable Development Action Plan Workshop, Coconut Groove Regency Hotel, 17th And 18th March, 2010.
  • 19th Session of the FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for Africa (CCAfrica), Accra International Conference Centre, 1st – 4th February, 2011.
  • Second Stakeholder Consultation on National Plan (NAP) Towards Addressing Short-Lived Climate Pollutants, Erata Hotel, Accra, Ghana, 18th April 2013.
  • 21st European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, Bella Center-Copenhagen Denmark. Conference 3-7 June, Exhibition 3-6 June 2013.
  • 22nd Biennial Congress of the World Association of Industrial and Technological Research Organizations (WAITRO) with the Danish Technological Institute September 16-18, 2014, Denmark.
  • ISO 17025 training course organized by the TRAQUE Programme. 25th -28th August 2015, Erata Hotel, East Legon, Accra, Ghana.
  • Innovation Conference – Ghana: Development Innovation-Putting the Pieces Together. September 27th-28th, 2016, La Palm Royal Beach Hotel, Accra-Ghana

 

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