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Policy perspectives on expanding cogeneration from bagasse in Malawi

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posted on 20.12.2017, 10:07 by Long Seng ToLong Seng To, Kingdom Kwapata, Leonard Masala, Virginia Alonso Navarro, Simon Batchelor, Yacob Mulugetta, Andrew Barnett, Stephen Karekezi
Agro-industries have the potential to make a substantial contribution to sustainable energy supply in Africa, including energy access in rural areas. This paper focuses on the drivers and barriers to wider use of cogeneration from sugarcane bagasse in Malawi as there is a potential for the technology to enable access to electricity in rural areas. The paper gives an overview of the policy landscape for the energy sector and the sugar industry in Malawi. The research involved site visits, focus group discussions, and individual semi-structured interviews with participants from key government departments, businesses, research institutes and international agencies. It was found that energy sector reform, the proposed feed-in tariff for renewable energy, and risk are the key issues for investment in this area.

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School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Geography and Environment

Published in

Journal of Energy in Southern Africa

Volume

28

Issue

1

Pages

45 - 53

Citation

TO, L.S. ... et al, 2017. Policy perspectives on expanding cogeneration from bagasse in Malawi. Journal of Energy in Southern Africa, 28 (1), pp. 45-53.

Publisher

Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town

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VoR (Version of Record)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

Acceptance date

07/02/2017

Publication date

2017-02-28

Copyright date

2017

Notes

This paper is published by the Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International Licence (CC BY-SA). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

ISSN

1021-447X

eISSN

2413-3051

Language

en

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