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Title: Policy perspectives on expanding cogeneration from bagasse in Malawi
Authors: To, Long Seng
Kwapata, Kingdom
Masala, Leonard
Alonso Navarro, Virginia
Batchelor, Simon
Mulugetta, Yacob
Barnett, Andrew
Karekezi, Stephen
Keywords: Biomass
Renewable energy
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town
Citation: TO, L.S. ... et al, 2017. Policy perspectives on expanding cogeneration from bagasse in Malawi. Journal of Energy in Southern Africa, 28 (1), pp. 45-53.
Abstract: Agro-industries have the potential to make a substantial contribution to sustainable energy supply in Africa, including energy access in rural areas. This paper focuses on the drivers and barriers to wider use of cogeneration from sugarcane bagasse in Malawi as there is a potential for the technology to enable access to electricity in rural areas. The paper gives an overview of the policy landscape for the energy sector and the sugar industry in Malawi. The research involved site visits, focus group discussions, and individual semi-structured interviews with participants from key government departments, businesses, research institutes and international agencies. It was found that energy sector reform, the proposed feed-in tariff for renewable energy, and risk are the key issues for investment in this area.
Description: This paper is published by the Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International Licence (CC BY-SA). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/
Version: Published
DOI: 10.17159/2413-3051/2017/v28i1a1420
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/27866
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2413-3051/2017/v28i1a1420
ISSN: 1021-447X
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