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National biogas programme, Ethiopia : biogas for better life : brief programme profile


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Abstract: Due to the renewed interest in biogas, and in order to unleash the potential for this biofuel in Ethiopia, a feasibility study was commissioned to assess the prospects for domestic biogas in the country. This study led to a formal partnership between the Ethiopian Rural Energy Promotion and Development Centre (EREDPC) and SNV/Ethiopia, and in 2007 a joint EREDPC/SNV team was established to develop a programme implementation document. An extensive stakeholders’ consultation process at both regional and national level resulted in more than 120 representatives of the government, non-governmental organisations, and the private and financial sectors gaining awareness about the features and functions required for a national biogas programme (NBP), and providing ample inputs for the development of the programme. The NBP envisages a pilot implementation phase with construction of 14,000 biogas plants in four regions and development of a commercially viable biogas sector in the country. The lessons learnt from this phase will be used to design strategies for upscaling the construction of biogas plants covering more areas.
Note: Contributed by: G. Esthete, C. de Stoop
Corporate author(s): Ethiopia Rural Energy Development and Promotion Centre (EREDPC) , SNV/Ethiopia
Country: Ethiopia
Category: Policy
Keywords: energy resources
Language: eng
Organization: SNV - Netherlands Development Organisation
PAGE: 10
Place: Addis Ababa
Publisher: Ethiopia Rural Energy Development and Promotion Centre (EREDPC) [etc.]
Year: 2007
Region: Africa South of Sahara , East Africa
Right: © 2007 EREDPC & SNV
Subject: Environment and Natural Resources
Title: National biogas programme, Ethiopia : biogas for better life : brief programme profile