From The Blog
hen thinking about renewable energy, it’s common to think of wind power and solar. However, there is massive potential in Africa for the utilisation of renewable gas for power generation. Some naturally occurring microbes are able to break down organic material in the absence of oxygen to produce different
types of biologically created gas – ‘biogas’ - that consists primarily of methane and carbon dioxide. Renewable energy from biogas has the added benefit of being able to produce a consistent source of power, ‘base-load’, rather than just when the sun shines or wind blows. It can also be utilised for high efficiency combined heat and power generation – giving a useful source of renewable heating or cooling.
18 Biogas Power in Africa - An Under-Utilised Resource by A. Marshall