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EUBCE 2021 - Andrew WELFLE - Decarbonising Kenya’s Domestic & Industry Sectors through Bioenergy: Biomass Resource Potential & GHG Performances

Decarbonising Kenya’s Domestic & Industry Sectors through Bioenergy: Biomass Resource Potential & GHG Performances

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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.

Presenter

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Andrew WELFLE

University of Manchester, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Resarch

Presenter's biography

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.

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Co-authors:

A. Welfle, University of Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM
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