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Potential of sugarcane in Modern energy Development in southern africa

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Autor(es):
Souza, Simone P. ; Nogueira, Luiz A. Horta ; Watson, Helen K. ; Lynd, Lee Rybeck ; Elmissiry, Mosad ; Cortez, Luis A. B.
Número total de Autores: 6
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: FRONTIERS IN ENERGY RESEARCH; v. 4, DEC 26 2016.
Citações Web of Science: 0
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For more than half of the Southern African population, human development is limited by a lack of access to electricity and modern energy for cooking. Modern bioenergy merits consideration as one means to address this situation in areas where sufficient arable land is available. While numerous studies have concluded that Africa has significant biomass potential, they do not indicate by how much it can effectively reduce the use of traditional biomass and provide more accessible energy, especially at a country level. Here, we evaluate the potential of sugarcane to replace traditional biomass and fossil fuel and enlarge the access to electricity in Southern Africa. By using its current molasses for ethanol production, Swaziland could increase electricity generation by 40% using bagasse and replace 60% of cooking fuel or 30% of liquid fossil fuel. Sugarcane expansion over 1% of the pasture land in Angola, Mozambique, and Zambia could replace greater than 70% of cooking fuel. Bioelectricity generation from modest sugarcane expansion could be increased by 10% in Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia and by 20% in Angola. Our results support the potential of sugarcane as a modern energy alternative for Southern Africa. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 12/00282-3 - Contribuição de produção de bioenergia pela América Latina, Caribe e África ao projeto GSB-LACAF-Cana-I
Beneficiário:Luis Augusto Barbosa Cortez
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Programa BIOEN - Temático
Processo FAPESP: 15/02270-0 - Avaliação do potencial de produção sustentável de bioenergia da cana de açúcar na África do Sul, Moçambique, Colômbia e Guatemala
Beneficiário:Simone Pereira de Souza
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado