- Mekelle + Hawassa, Ethiopia
- NMBU, Norway
Research and Capacity Building in Clean and Renewable Bioenergy in Ethiopia
Ethiopia’s annual expenditure on petroleum exceeds 1/3 of its total annual exporting products, creating vulnerable economy. Although Ethiopia has rich renewable bioenergy sources, the contribution to energy demand is minimal. It has a large underutilized labor force, arable land and suitable climate for biofuel crops and immense biogas feedstock. The economic, social and ecological sustainability of renewable bioenergy production and utilization systems are not clearly evaluated.
Hence, we will study these factors to ensure sustainability of renewable bioenergy sources in Ethiopia, and develop improved systems of production and utilization.