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Bioenergy for Sustainable Local Energy Services and Energy Access in Africa: Summary Report
NIRAS, E4TECH, AIGUASOL & Aston University
Linus Orakwe, Simon Thuo, Emmanuel Michael Biririza, Alex Bulnes, Hannes Muntingh, Darius Boshof, Matthew Owen
NIRAS-LTS partnered with Aston University, E4tech and AIGUASOL to implement a two-year project entitled ‘Bioenergy for Sustainable Local Energy Services and Energy Access in Africa - Phase 2’ (BSEAA2). BSEAA2 was part of the Transforming Energy Access (TEA) programme, which is funded with UK aid from the UK government. TEA is a research and innovation platform supporting the technologies, business models and skills needed to enable an inclusive clean energy transition. TEA works via partnerships to support emerging clean energy generation technologies, productive appliances, smart networks, energy storage and more. It increases access to clean, modern energy services for people and enterprises in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and South Asia, improving their lives, creating jobs and boosting green economic opportunities. The objective of BSEAA2 was to identify and support the development of innovative opportunities to accelerate the adoption of commercial-scale bioenergy technology in SSA. The research had a practical focus; it was designed to lead to the development of resources and tools to assist industry and investors to assess the feasibility, use and applications of bioenergy technologies.