Assessment of Biomass Resources in Liberia.
Author: Milbrandt, A.
Pages/Volumes: 46 pp.
Publication Year: 2009
Document Type: Research Report
NTIS/GPO Number: 951800
Subject Code Description: Energy Analysis
Abstract: Biomass resources meet about 99.5% of the Liberian population's energy needs so they are vital to basic welfare and economic activity. Already, traditional biomass products like firewood and charcoal are the primary energy source used for domestic cooking and heating. However, other more efficient biomass technologies are available that could open opportunities for agriculture and rural development, and provide other socio-economic and environmental benefits.The main objective of this study is to estimate the biomass resources currently and potentially available in the country and evaluate their contribution for power generation and the production of transportation fuels. It intends to inform policy makers and industry developers of the biomass resource availability in Liberia, identify areas with high potential, and serve as a base for further, more detailed site-specific assessments.
Accession Number: 44808
Library Notes: NPL-0904 REV
Report Numbers: TP-6A2-44808
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