International Bamboo and Rattan Organization

International Bamboo and Rattan Organization


Webinar: Harnessing the Power of Bamboo for Renewable Energy

Webinar: Harnessing the Power of Bamboo for Renewable Energy

Theme: Bamboo and Industry Development


It is estimated that about 80% of Sub-Saharan Africa’s population rely on traditional biomass fuels, mainly wood fuels in the form of charcoal and firewood, for their energy needs. High dependence on biomass for fuel wood and charcoal production are the main drivers of deforestation and degradation. The urgency of the need to find sustainable sources in order to ameliorate the     environmental impacts of biomass energy production and use cannot be overemphasized. Bamboo is increasingly attracting global attention as a feedstock for biomass energy due to its fast growth, renewability and abundance in tropical regions.

This webinar offers the opportunity to African experts to show the potential of bamboo for energy in Africa by covering three different themes: (i) Technologies of producing energy from bamboo, (ii) Sustainability and Environmental implications of bamboo energy and (iii) Sustainability and Environmental implications of bamboo energy.


Prof. Abel Olajide Olorunnisola – Professor and the current Head of the Department of Wood Products Engineering, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. His core expertise is in the development of sustainable construction and biofuel materials with specific focus on rattan cane with more than 25 years of experience. He has authored of over 100 publications including books, chapters in books and peer-review technical articles.

Mr Peter Bagudu – Assistant Director, Forest Products Utilization Division, Department of Forestry, Federal Ministry of Environment, Abuja and INBAR Focal Point in Nigeria has profound field experience in Nigeria in working with local populations in using bamboo for renewable energy. 

Mr. Tieminie Robinson Nghogekeh – Research Coordinator, Technical Training and Research Centre for Development. He is researching on the potential of biomass for renewable energy in Cameroon.


12 August 2020

16.30 – 18.00 Hrs. (GMT+8 – Beijing)

Language: English

You can watch the webinar on YouTube here: