Date: Tuesday, 27 April 2021
Time: 15:00 - 16:00 CEST
Session code 5BV.5
Strategies for Biomass Integration in Energy Systems & Implementation in a Flexible Environment
Decarbonising Kenya’s Domestic & Industry Sectors through Bioenergy: Biomass Resource Potential & GHG Performances
Short Introductive summary
This presentation will introduce research focusing on Kenya, a case study of a country with a large agricultural sector, rising energy demands and a current reliance on fossil fuels and traditional bioenergy for its energy supply. The research also has specific focus on assessing the potential of bioenergy for decarbonising the tea industry – tea leaf processing has notably high energy demands requiring 4 - 18 kWh per kg tea product, which compares to 6.3 kWh required to produce to equivalent weight of steel . The presentation will address two key questions: 1)To what extent can the land and agriculture sector provide low carbon fuels opportunities to reduce modern bioenergy technologies to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and traditional bioenergy sources; 2) Can modern bioenergy technologies provide options to decarbonise both domestics and industry sectors.
University of Manchester, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Resarch
Andrew Welfle is a Research Fellow within the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of Manchester UK. Andrew’s research interests are biomass resource modelling, sustainability, the global trade of biomass trade for energy end uses, the GHG performance of bioenergy.
Biographies and Short introductive summaries are supplied directly by presenters and are published here unedited
S. Chingaira, University of Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM
A Kassenov, University of Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM
J López Ordovás, Aston University, Birmingham, UNITED KINGDOM
K Chong, Aston University, Birmingham, UNITED KINGDOM
M Roder, Aston University, Birmingham, UNITED KINGDOM
Session reference: 5BV.5.4