Bamboo as Sustainable Biomass Energy

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Bamboo as Sustainable Biomass Energy

Ghana, Ethiopia

2009
2013

Bamboo as Sustainable Biomass Energy

Due to bamboos´ extremely fast growing properties, woody nature, and relatively high calorific value, it has high potential as an alternative source of biomass energy. This project successfully transferred knowledge from China on bamboo biomass energy production to Ethiopia and Ghana through training in various aspects of bamboo cultivation, bamboo stand management, bamboo firewood utilization, bamboo charcoal preparation, bamboo briquette making and the production of Improved Cook Stoves in both countries. In addition, two types of kilns (brick kilns and metal kilns) have been successfully introduced and promoted. The project has also bought the topic of bamboo biomass energy onto the policy agenda, with Ghana including bamboo in its draft national bioenergy policy. There is now a growing number of small and medium-sized bamboo charcoal enterprises appropriating in both countries.

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Charcoal Production in Dome Charcoal Kiln: South-South technical bulletin - French

The French translation of a Technical Bulletin from the INBAR-led South-South...

South-South Knowledge Transfer Strategies: about the project

A brochure introducing the work of the INBAR-led South-South Knowledge Transf...

Process of Bamboo Boat Making: South-South technical bulletin

A Technical Bulletin from the INBAR-led South-South Knowledge Transfer Strate...

Process of Whole Culm Bamboo Furniture making: South-South technical bulletin

A Technical Bulletin from the INBAR-led South-South Knowledge Transfer Strate...

Charcoal Production in Dome Charcoal Kiln: South-South technical bulletin

A Technical Bulletin from the INBAR-led South-South Knowledge Transfer Strate...

Construction of Brick Charcoal Dome: South-South technical bulletin

A Technical Bulletin from the INBAR-led South-South Knowledge Transfer Strate...

South-South Knowledge Transfer Strategies - Project Communications and Visibility Guidelines

Describing the aims and planned communication outcomes of the INBAR-led South...

Propagating Bamboo from Seed: South-South technical bulletin

A Technical Bulletin from the INBAR-led South-South Knowledge Transfer Strate...

Bamboo Rhizome Propagation and Planting: South-South technical bulletin

A Technical Bulletin from the INBAR-led South-South Knowledge Transfer Strate...

Macro-proliferation of Bamboo: South-South technical bulletin

A Technical Bulletin from the INBAR-led South-South Knowledge Transfer Strate...

Propagating Bamboo through Layering: South-South technical bulletin

A Technical Bulletin from the INBAR-led South-South Knowledge Transfer Strate...

Propagating Bamboo through Culm Cuttings: South-South technical bulletin

A Technical Bulletin from the INBAR-led South-South Knowledge Transfer Strate...

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