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Biomass could help power Africa’s energy transition

 IPS 16 May 2019

As fuel, firewood remains the dominant source of energy in Uganda. Yet it has a long history of being unsustainably harvested, leading to severe depletion of the country’s forest cover. But new technology harnessing biomass could help the country clean up its act. IPS speaks to scientists and energy advocates who have found ways of generating enough electricity to power homes and even large industrial operations by tapping into abundant local resources. (1052 Words) - By Wambi Michael


Workers powering the gasification plant at Nyabyeya in Uganda. Biomass is increasingly being viewed as a viable alternative to fossil fuels and a way to boost Africa’s renewable energy transition.  Credit: Wambi Michael/IPS

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