Archive for mars, 2017

Renetech and SEI Tanzania report widely referenced

mars 30, 2017  |   Blog   |  

The 2012 report by Stockholm Environment Institute and Renetech on Sustainable Energy Markets in Tanzania, commissioned by Sida and DfID, has during the years since the publication been widely referenced by other important stakeholders such as UNCT Tanzania, GIZ, IRENA and the UNEP Risø Centre. In addition to this, the report is referenced in a large number of peer reviewed papers and articles. The 2012 reports can be found here.

Bioenergy in Bolivia

mars 21, 2017  |   Blog   |  

MSc Engineer Saurav Kalita, in an internship with Renetech, performed a techno-economic study for small scale generation of power and briquettes from biomass for a case in Bolivia. The target area was a collection on communities on the fringes of the Bolivian Amazon forest. A CHP plant of 50 kW electric output and a briquetting facility of 200 kg/hour capacity were proposed. The findings from the study suggest that briquetting combined with power from gasification of biomass is an favourable option for such projects. The selling price of briquettes is the major factor affecting the economic feasibility, as cost of power and fossil fuels are relatively very low in Bolivia. The full report titled ‘Investigation of small scale power generation and briquette production from biomass, involving cases from Bolivia’ can be downloaded here for more comprehensive analysis.