Agro Industrial Biogas in Kenya - DBFZ Study

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The Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum (DBFZ) study on “Agro industrial Biogas in Kenya” examines the theoretical potential of 13 groups of biomass from agro-industrial businesses in Kenya to municipal waste in Nairobi.

Conclusion of Study

The potential electric capacity of generated biogas is high. Biogas from all examined subsectors could cover up to 16% of the total Kenyan electricity production as of 2007/08.[1]

Municipal solid waste, sisal and coffee production are the most promising sectors with the biggest potentials. However, specific electricity production costs for small plants (50kWel) range between 0.11 and 0.29 US$/kWh. Hence a basic feed-in tariff for the small plants of about 0.20 US$/kWh was proposed. But the implementation of such a prohibitive high tariff does not seem to be realistic. Probably only bigger plants with a profitability at a lower tariff of about 0,15 US$ are going to get a chance.[1]


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