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Biomass Potential in Africa

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K. Stecher, A. Brosowski , D. Thrän
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This report investigates the role that biomass can play in the pursuit of access to modern energy services across Africa. It focuses on bioenergy in Africa, as this form of renewable energy represents almost 50% of the total primary energy supply for the continent. For the analysis, the authors has collected recent studies assessing bioenergy potential in Africa, compared their various methodologies, benchmarked the results and identified the key dimensioning elements for those assessments. The authors hope the report is a first step towards bringing clarity to decision makers on the information available on bioenergy potentials.