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Biogas in Ethiopia : from skepticism to enthusiasm

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Abstract: Recent advances in biogas dissemination in Ethiopia are outlined and the process of designing a National Biogas Programme (NBP) is reflected upon. Biogas is one of the technologies that is included in the broad mandates of the EREDPC. The technology was introduced in Ethiopia as early as 1979, when the first batch type digester was constructed. With its experience in supporting the setting up of domestic biogas programs in a number of Asian countries, SNV helped to conduct a feasibility study for starting up a NBP for Ethiopia. The feasibility study concluded positively and resulted in a formal partnership between EREDPC and SNV/Ethiopia in 2007 to develop a program implementation document (PID). One of the lessons learnt is that it is important to have a framework (concept) before engaging with a client or constellation of clients, i.e. it is better to start by questioning what than how?
Authors: Boers, W. , Eshete, G.
Country: Ethiopia
Category: Policy
Keywords: energy resources , sustainable development
Language: eng
Organization: SNV - Netherlands Development Organisation
Place: Addis Ababa
Publisher: SNV/Ethiopia
Year: 2008
Region: Africa South of Sahara , East Africa
Right: © 2008 SNV
Subject: Environment and Natural Resources
Title: Biogas in Ethiopia : from skepticism to enthusiasm