Assessment of Biomass Resources in Afghanistan.
Author: Milbrandt, A.; Overend, R.
Pages/Volumes: 54 pp.
Publication Year: 2011
Document Type: Research Report
NTIS/GPO Number: 1004791
Subject Code Description: Energy Analysis
Abstract: Afghanistan is facing many challenges on its path of reconstruction and development. Among all its pressing needs, the country would benefit from the development and implementation of an energy strategy. In addition to conventional energy sources, the Afghan government is considering alternative options such as energy derived from renewable resources (wind, solar, biomass, geothermal). Biomass energy is derived from a variety of sources -- plant-based material and residues -- and can be used in various conversion processes to yield power, heat, steam, and fuel. This study provides policymakers and industry developers with information on the biomass resource potential in Afghanistan for power/heat generation and transportation fuels production. To achieve this goal, the study estimates the current biomass resources and evaluates the potential resources that could be used for energy purposes.
Accession Number: 49358
Library Notes: NPL-1102 REV
Report Numbers: TP-6A20-49358
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