Developing countries

Pakistan biomass sector: Bagasse-fired power plants to change tariffs

Pakistan biomass sector rising:. The Economic Co-ordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet is to approve standardised security agreement on upfront tariff to be signed by the government

Biomass in Turkey and energy crop opportunities

Biomass in Turkey is flourishing and have amazing opportunities for the development and commercial implementation of energy crops. 

Jamaica: biomass and energy crops growing up!

The biomass sector in Jamaica is just in the begginings. Sugarcane  bagasse is the main source and other residues and energy crops are being considered in new projects. 

Energy crops could cover energy demand in surplus agricultural lands

A brand new study (2013) found that the projected energy demand (2035) in developing countries, can be covered with energy crops in surplus agricultural lands, then not competing with food production. 

Best examples on how biomass can avoid deforestation and improve food security

We have selected most recent peer-reviewed publications showing that biomass stoves implementation can improve household income and reduce deforestation caused by uncontrolled fuelwood collection.  

Biomass pellets: 8 reasons to invest in developing countries

Most developing countries are recognizing the need to evaluate biomass pellet new business using residues and bioenergy crops. In this post we analyzed 8 reasons to invest on biomass in developing countries. 

A Spanish 16MW straw power plant increases cereal farmer’s income

A semiarid country like Spain, often have very low grain yields and per hectare income from winter cereals. Since a 16MW straw based power plant in Bivriesca, Burgos, started 200.000 tons/yr and 12M € have been part of the local economy. 

Most relevant limiting factors for huge expected bioenergy growth in China for the next years

The Chinese National Energy Administration (NEA) has unveiled its 12th five-year plan for renewable energy. Unsurprisingly, the plan focuses on the mature renewable technologies of hydropower, wind power, solar energy and biomass.

Kenya is among top African states in use of biogas

Kenya is ranked first out of nine African countries in the implementation of the bio gas programme after farmers embraced the energy generating technology, according to the Kenya National Farmers Federation.

BNDES Approves $241 Million to Adecoagro for Brazil Ethanol Mill

Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Economico e Social, Brazil’s development bank, approved a 488.6 million-real loan ($241 million) to Adecoagro SA (AGRO) for a sugar- cane mill to produce ethanol as the agricultural company seeks to position itself for a looming fuel deficit.