Biomass Business Opportunities in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa

Posted by Semco Maritime on 10-Jul-2017 08:58:54

Mankind's first renewable fuel came from firewood and other plants. Today, biomass energy production may come from multiple sources. These include oil-rich algae, waste, and crops. For instance, the South African Department of Environmental Affairs says the country has only begun to explore biomass business opportunities. While the country has taken some steps to increase the use of biomass for energy production, the market still has plenty of room to grow.

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Topics: Biomass

Biomass energy production - producing fuel for biomass power plants

Posted by Semco Maritime on 22-Jun-2017 04:36:00

According to the International Renewable Energy Agency IRENA’s global renewable energy roadmap – REmap 2030 – if the realisable potential of all renewable energy technologies beyond the business as usual are implemented, renewable energy could account for 36% of the global energy mix in 2030. This would be equal to a doubling of the global renewable energy share compared to 2010 levels.  IRENA also states that by 2030, biomass could account for 60% of total final renewable energy use and biomass has potential in all sectors.

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Topics: Biomass Power Plants

Biomass energy power plant costs, understanding the variables

Posted by Semco Maritime on 15-Jun-2017 04:26:47

With the World Bank citing figures of a worldwide energy increase of 54% over a 13 year period, the requirement for sourcing power from sustainable resources becomes clear.  This projection of energy production has created a higher demand for sustainable solutions; biomass energy production being one of the more interesting ones, i.e. the production from a biomass power plant can be controlled exactly like a conventional power plant.

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Biomass Energy Production

Posted by Semco Maritime on 15-Jun-2017 04:22:50

With the world’s population growing, the demand on the planet's resources is on the rise. We see this in the amount of food required to sustain humans and animals and required fuel sources (like oil and gas) to keep life and production moving. Although food and fuel may seem to have a tenuous link at first glance, the increase in food production can help with the demand on the planet’s energy resources if the agriculture waste is utilized in biomass energy production.

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Topics: Biomass Power Plants