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A Study on the Market Potential of Biomass-Based Micro Gas Turbines in Sub-Saharan Africa

Tala, T., Samad, T., Al-Zaili, J. ORCID: 0000-0003-4072-2107 , Kamuriwo, S., Sayma, A. ORCID: 0000-0003-2315-0004, Manyuchi, K., Kinoti, M. & Tsamenyi, M. (2022). A Study on the Market Potential of Biomass-Based Micro Gas Turbines in Sub-Saharan Africa. In: Energy Proceedings. 13th International Conference on Applied Energy, 29 Nov - 2 Dec 2021, Thailand/Virtual. doi: 10.46855/energy-proceedings-9290


Biomass can be used as an alternative fuel in micro gas turbines to produce electricity, heat and/ or cooling. This is an affordable carbon-neutral renewable energy source which is widely available in most African countries. In this project the main aim is to gather information and data to evaluate the feasibility and the market potential of this technology in three sub-Saharan African countries. This includes data about the energy market, information on feedstock availability in different regions, statistics on the electricity grid, the demand profiles of different consumers, as well as insight on the national policies and regulation. The information is used to help understand the needs of the energy market in the partner countries and the potential of the proposed technology.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Publisher Keywords: biomass, micro gas turbines, combined heat and power, market potential, Africa
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DT Africa
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Departments: School of Science & Technology
School of Science & Technology > Engineering
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