Bioenergy technologies adoption in Africa: A review of past and current status

Dahunsi, S. O. and Fagbiele, Omololu Oluwatobi and Yusuf, Esther Ojima (2020) Bioenergy technologies adoption in Africa: A review of past and current status. Journal of Cleaner Production, 264. pp. 1-16. ISSN 0959-6526

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One of the major indicators of social and economic development of a nation is energy. The globaldevelopment in energy production has so grown that there are currently less than a billion peoplewithout access to electricity. However, Africa has again been left out of this mundane progress while Asiawith about the same energy dilemma was able to provide electric energy to 375 million of its citizenrybetween 2011 and 2017. Meanwhile, India, Bangladesh, and Indonesia were all able to provide over 80%electrification rates to their teeming population. Though some levels of improvement have been wit-nessed in Africa’s electrification projects up to about 43%, the slow pace of development in comparisonwith other parts of the globe is very worrisome especially due to the ever-increasing human populationbeing witnessed across the African continent. This explains why yet over 600 million African are stillliving without access to electricity. Therefore, this paper examines the past and current status of bio-energy development across Africa while advocating for the inclusion of bioenergy in the African futureenergy projection due to their immense potentials to transform the continent. Africa stands a chance ofbecoming a major player in the global energy market.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Date Deposited: 21 May 2020 14:14
Last Modified: 21 May 2020 14:14

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