Recent advancement of biomass in energy exploration in some African countries

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Africa is so much endowed with a vast amount of renewable resources that can engender economic prosperity and provide adequate capacity to meet up with current and future energy demands. These vast resources made her to be at a vantage position in Renewable Energy (RE) exploration across the globe. One of such RE with enormous potential is biomass, however, the maximum potential has not been realized. This article provides an overview of the biomass resources in some selected African countries. The state-of-the-art in biomass application, availability, energy production in power plant, especially as related to electricity production were discussed. Overall, the authors identify the barrier to biomass energy exploration in these countries and proffer some solution to deal with these challenges.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASME 2019 Power Conference, POWER 2019
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791859100
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventASME 2019 Power Conference, POWER 2019 - Salt Lake City, United States
Duration: 15 Jul 201918 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Power Division (Publication) POWER


ConferenceASME 2019 Power Conference, POWER 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City


  • Africa
  • Biomass
  • Energy exploration
  • Power plant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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