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A comprehensive review of biomass resources and biofuels potential in Ghana

Duku, MH, Gu, S and Hagan, EB (2010) A comprehensive review of biomass resources and biofuels potential in Ghana Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 15 (1, Jan). pp. 404-415.

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Biomass is the major energy source in Ghana contributing about 64% of Ghana's primary energy supply. In this paper, an assessment of biomass resources and biofuels production potential in Ghana is given. The broad areas of energy crops, agricultural crop residues, forest products residues, urban wastes and animal wastes are included. Animal wastes are limited to those produced by domesticated livestock. Agricultural residues included those generated from sugarcane, maize, rice, cocoa, oil palm, coconut, sorghum and millet processing. The urban category is subdivided into municipal solid waste, food waste, sewage sludge or bio-solids and waste grease. The availability of these types of biomass, together with a brief description of possible biomass conversion routes, sustainability measures, and current research and development activities in Ghana is given. It is concluded that a large availability of biomass in Ghana gives a great potential for biofuels production from these biomass resources.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Duku, MH
Hagan, EB
Date : 27 September 2010
DOI : 10.1016/j.rser.2010.09.033
Uncontrolled Keywords : Biomass, Agricultural residues, Forestry residues, Feedstock, Biofuel, Lignocellulose
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 13:51
Last Modified : 25 Jan 2020 00:26

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