The Bioenergy for Sustainable local energy services and Energy Access in Africa (BSEAA) programme, a constituent programme of the UK Department for International Development’s (DFID) Transforming Energy Access (TEA) programme is holding a webinar on “Key trends in commercial bioenergy development in Sub-Saharan Africa” to be held on 27th of May, 2020 from 11.00 am– 12 pm (BST). E4tech, as part of the wider BSEAA2 team, has taken the lead in identifying and assessing viable business models that could accelerate bioenergy deployment.
About the BSEAA programme
BSEAA is a two year research programme with an objective to identify and support the development of innovative, commercial bioenergy pathways and technologies that will accelerate the successful production and use of bioenergy in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) with a focus on ten countries: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
The focus is on identifying and investigating commercially viable opportunities for the development of anaerobic digestion (AD) and combustion technologies for electricity and/or heat generation in the output range 10 kWe to 5 MWe, with a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of 5+.
BSEAA is targeted at bioenergy entrepreneurs (particularly technology and project developers), investors and policymakers, to catalyse action for bioenergy development in Sub-Saharan Africa.
About the webinar
To date, the BSEAA2 team has undertaken a comprehensive mapping and scoping of bioenergy projects across a long list of bioenergy value chains (pathways) in the target countries with an aim to determine the most promising pathways and countries for further in-depth investigation in the next stage of the project from May 2020 to March 2021. The investigation so far has involved an assessment of biomass resources, technology status, economic potential, applicable business models and institutional frameworks linked to the most promising bioenergy pathways in the ten target countries.
This webinar aims to share key findings and insights generated from this scoping exercise to provide practitioners, investors, researchers and other interested stakeholder groups the latest information on the key trends, insights and potential opportunities for bioenergy uptake and development in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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