Kosona Chriv

  • Adalidda

  • Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh

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Bioethanol in Africa: A Case for Technology Transfer and South-South Cooperation

This paper presents an overview of the concerns affecting sugarcane bioethanol production in Africa and provides recommendations for resolving them. Land tenure and land use for bioethanol feedstock production continue to present challenges, as do agricultural practices and productivity, food security and environmental risks. The industry also needs better infrastructure, policies, quality assurance and international trade standards. The right policies and regulatory framework are critical to promote new technologies and processes while taking local conditions into account. A supportive policy framework can also promote valuable biofuel technology transfer from other parts of the world.

Illustration Photo: The Piricicaba bio-ethanol plant in Brazil uses the sugar cane to produce produce sugar, bio-ethanol and electricity with the waste material. (Credit: Crown / ARCHIVED Department of Energy and Climate Change / Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)