When: 6 July 2021, 15:00 PM till 16:00 PM CET
Cluster: Policy; Knowledge Management
Format: Panel discussion that will discuss strategies to identify opportunities to achieve access to modern energy services for all by 2030 with a focus on bioenergy.
The panel will discuss strategies to identify opportunities to achieve access to modern energy services for all by 2030 with a focus on bioenergy.
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of the biofuel industry in developing countries?
- What are the key challenges of the biofuels industry?
- What lessons and successful strategies can we learn from the experiences of DCs in promoting an indigenous biofuel industry?
Agenda and topics:
- Opening, scene-setting, and bioenergy publication launch - Eli Jidere Bala, Director General (DG), Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN)
- Bioenergy publication presentation - Ludovic Lacrosse, Managing Director, LL Green Consulting
- Remarks - Emtariah, Director, Department of Energy, UNIDO
- Bioenergy strategy for Tanzania (BEST) - Emilian Nyanda, Senior Officer, Renewable Energy Unit, Ministry of Energy, Tanzania
- State of the art for biofuels global perspective - Dina Bacovsky, Unit Head Biofuels, Bioenergy and Sustainable Technologies
- Biofuels trends and opportunity for developing countries - Harry Stokes, Executive Director, Project Gaia Inc.
- Biofuel blending in Thailand - Athikom Bangviwat, Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment (JGSEE)
Globally, 20 countries accounted for 81 percent of the population without access to clean cooking. These countries are also known as High Impact Countries (HICs) and evenly distributed between Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. According to IEA’s Stated Policies Scenario, about 2.4 billion people will be left with no access in 2030 if clean cooking fails to secure a foothold in the global political agenda.
There is an urgent need to support these countries in accelerating access to energy to meet the 2030 Agenda. Bioenergy has the opportunity in accelerating access to energy in countries with limited access with the potential of creating a sustainable bio economy/ecosystem in these countries. Only a small fraction of its potential has been exploited so far. That potential can easily be achieved without tapping into the food crops and experiencing competition with food production. Indeed, there are still huge quantities of bio-residues globally that are not used and that can be converted into bioenergy. To facilitate the successful development of local bioenergy industries, High Impact Countries need to establish a market enabling environment to overcome barriers and eliminate risks by adopting and improving coherent policy frameworks and regulations, standardize data for planning and monitoring different parts of the value chain as well as providing financing solutions to lastly ease the market entry for small medium enterprises.
UNIDO, focusing on its Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development (ISID) mandate, sees the opportunity to the develop the biofuel industry in these High Impact Countries to accelerate energy access rate and NDC (Nationally Determined Contributions) commitments.
Our latest achievement:
- Report on the Role of Bioenergy in the Clean Energy Transition and Sustainable Development
This publication has been prepared to highlight the lessons learned from 15 bioenergy projects of UNIDO most of them funded by Global Environmental Facility (GEF). While the scope, technologies, applications, descriptions and results vary, these projects are united by the goal to achieve reliable, safe and affordable clean energy for people in developing countries, bringing clean energy to some of the world’s most vulnerable and under-served people and industries at the same time, helping to reduce dependency on fossil fuels and the associated greenhouse gas emissions. UNIDO is pleased to share its insights into the relatively small, but hugely promising bioenergy sector.
In this publication, readers will learn about different aspects of the bioenergy sector, such as application of various waste to energy technologies in the agro-industry, legal and regulatory frameworks, success factors in bioenergy projects, the potential of the bioenergy sector at large. The publication gives helpful insights into what it takes to provide locally available bioenergy solutions at household, community and industrial levels.
Read more here.
Find the event concept note here.