Review of sustainable development of bioenergy in Africa : an outlook for the future bioenergy industry

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dc.contributor.author Ambali, Aggrey
dc.contributor.author Chirwa, Paxie W.
dc.contributor.author Chamdimba, Owen
dc.contributor.author Van Zyl, Willem H.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-23T06:14:00Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-23T06:14:00Z
dc.date.issued 2011-04
dc.description.abstract The paper reviews the progression in biofuels development in Africa focusing on the current situation, promising feedstock options, potential markets, environmental concerns and existing opportunities. The paper highlights the gradual development of biofuels in Africa through the first generation and the prospects of second generation lignocellulosic feedstocks which offer a better option because of the absence of competition with food security. However, it is argued that the limited uptake of these innovations is in part due to poor planning and financing arrangements. Suggestions are advanced on how some of the challenges and opportunities can be exploited including policies that can promote the development of pro-poor biofuels in order to protect the interest of local farmers while addressing environmental concerns about carbon footprint in the promotion of biofuels and preservation of biodiversity. It is also argued that the vast underutilized land in sub-Saharan African present opportunities that can be realised from the carbon markets through the clean development mechanism. The paper concludes with a call to facilitate the process of developing modalities for instituting PES including procedures of the CDM that can accommodate developing countries. en
dc.description.librarian nf2012 en
dc.description.uri http://www.academicjournals.org/SRE en_US
dc.identifier.citation Ambali, A, Chirwa, PW, Chamdimba, O & Van Zyl, WH 2011, 'A review of sustainable development of bioenergy in Africa : an outlook for the future bioenergy industry', Scientific Research and Essays, vol. 6, no. 8, pp. 1697-1708. en
dc.identifier.issn 1992-2248
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/18826
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Academic Journals en_US
dc.rights © 2011 Academic Journals en_US
dc.subject Bioenergy (Biomass energy) en
dc.subject Biofuels en
dc.subject.lcsh Biomass energy -- Law and legislation -- Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Biomass energy industries -- Environmental aspects -- Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Lignocellulose as feed -- Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Feedstock en
dc.subject.lcsh Farmers' markets en
dc.title Review of sustainable development of bioenergy in Africa : an outlook for the future bioenergy industry en
dc.type Article en


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