Renewable energy resources
Increasing industrial production, a growing world population and increasing prosperity ensure that our energy consumption continues to rise. However, many alternatives are available to replace energy generation from fossil fuels, such as wind, sun, water and biomass.
Renewable energy in Sub-Saharan Africa
From bioenergy from waste streams to wind turbines and solar panels, in Sub-Saharan Africa are plenty of opportunities for clean electricity. Around 600 million people in this region do not yet have access to energy. At the same time, the region has many renewable resources and the demand for energy exceeds the supply in many places. Partners for Innovation supports companies, governments and NGOs in initiating, developing and implementing projects, policies and programs for sustainable energy in Sub-Saharan Africa.
In Sub-Saharan Africa, bioenergy is an upcoming market. Biomass is becoming increasingly important as a green raw material and energy resource. Residual flows of biomass from agriculture, forestry, industry and households provide renewable resources for raw materials, fuels and energy generation.
We dive into (new) markets, investigate the feasibility and financing of projects and assess the sustainability of projects. In addition, we look for partnerships and provide capacity building through training and workshops.
Our projects include:
- Sustainable bioenergy projects in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia
- GET.invest Finance Catalyst – connecting small-scale renewable energy entrepreneurs with investors
- Biofuel audits – engineering reviews to comply to US regulation
Biomass potential in Côte d’Ivoire
On behalf of the Dutch eMinistry of Foreign Affairs Partners …
Biogas policy review Cambodia
The Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) and …
Coega Biomass Centre
In Port Elizabeth, South Africa, a plant for the production …