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Biofuel and Biomass

Biofuels and biomass are energy products derived from organic sources such as wood, crops, and crop residues. These can be made into solid, liquid or gas fuels. Such organic fuel sources are easier to obtain for those living in poor rural areas. However, they are non-renewable sources of energy so come with drawbacks such as deforestation and health effects of burning.

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Opciones para la producción y uso del Biodiésel en el Perú

El biodiésel es un combustible muy discutido y muchas veces cuestionado que está destinado a crecer con muchas consideraciones y extrema cautela. En el balance ofrece muchas promesas y...

Castro, Paula;Coello, Javier;Castillo, Liliana, Published on 2017

Charcoal briquetting designed by YEA

This instructional manual describes the Youth Environmental Alliance’s (YEA) low-cost method for making charcoal briquettes. The method is unique because it uses water-soaked waste cartons or paper...

Plactic Recyclers SACCO Ltd, Published by Practical Action Eastern Africa on 2006

Charcoal briquetting designed by KEMA

This instructional manual describes the Kayole Environmental Management Association’s (KEMA) low-cost method for making charcoal briquettes. The method uses charcoal dust, a binder, and a molding...

Plactic Recyclers SACCO Ltd, Published by Practical Action Eastern Africa on 2006

Making money & heat from waste: success case stories briquetting entrepreneurs

The sheer size of people living under energy poverty relates to the countless stories of human suffering globally. For example three billion people in the world today rely on traditional biomass...

Practical Action Eastern Africa, Published by Practical Action Eastern Africa on 2015

අපගේ දායකත්වය

This banner is on the Practical Action Sri Lanka's contribution in the bio energy sector.

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2015

Presna Manual Para Briquetes

Este resumo descreve o processo de fazer e usar uma simples prensa manual de baixa pressão para a produção de briquete. Esta prensa também pode ser utilizada para outros fins, tais como extração de...

Nando Aidos, Published on 2015

Biodiesel

This is an introductory leaflet to bio-diesel.

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2015

Feasibility of dendro power based electricity generation in Sri Lanka

The main objective of this study is to examine the feasibility of dendeo thermal based electricity generation in Sri Lanka, and to determine its potential along with its other economic and social...

Daranagama, U.;Wijaythunga, P.;Ariyadasa, K.P.;Kumarasiri, W.K.K., Published on 2015

ජීව ඩීසල් නිෂ්පාදනය කිරීමේ ක්‍රියාවලිය

A process diagram of the production of bio-diesel

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2015

Final report on developing lamp for bio raw oil : consultancy project on bio fuel applications

This report contains the entire process of developing a lamp for bio raw oil.

Fernando, S. R.;Vithange, L.P.K., Published on 2015

Making a Manual Fuel Briquette Press

This brief describes the process of making and using a simple low-pressure manual press for fuel briquette production. This press can also be used for other purposes, such as vegetable oil...

Nando Aidos, Published by Practical Action on 2015

Plantation, production and use of biofuels at the community level in Sri Lanka

Plantation, production and use of bio fuels at the community level in sri lanka’ is the result of the research, testing and subsequent information generated from stage 1 of the liquid Bio fuels...

Ananda,R.;Kalugalagedara,T.;Musafer,N., Published on 2015

Briquette Technology: An Eco-Friendly Energy Option for the Poor

This is a poster outlining 'Why use Briquettes'.

EEP, ETC & Practical Action, Published by EEP & ETC Foundation on 2015

Making Money and Heat from Waste

This document highlights successful case studies of Briquetting entrepreneurs.

Energy and Environment Partnership and Practical Action, Eastern Africa, Published by EEP on 2013

Briquette Production Process

This is a poster that illustrates both carbonised and non carbonised briquette production process.

EEP, ETC & Practical Action, Published on 2014

Energising Development with Jatropha Curcas?

Policy and institutional frameworks in the promotion of sustainable biofuels in Mali.This briefing note is based on field research carried out in Mali between 2010 and 2011. It provides assessments...

Nicola Favretto, Published on 2013

La Biomasse Comme Combustible Solide

La biomasse comme combustible solide est une source d'énergie à partir de matériaux y compris le bois, la sciure de bois, et les résidus de récolte, qui peut être utilisé directement ou transformé...

Elizabeth Bates, Published on 2012

Bioenergy and Land: A review of linkages and impacts with a focus on Africa,

Over recent decades, biofuel production has emerged as a new and significant factor competing for land and water resources and creating a potential conflict with food production.

Pisces;Practical Action Consulting, Published by Practical Action Consulting on 2011

Sustainable Feedstock Management for Charcoal Production in Kenya: Resources, Initiatives and Options

This working brief sits with the series of reports on Charcoal Policy and Feedstock Management as part of PISCES’ contribution to creating a sustainable charcoal sector in Western Kenya. The paper...

Nellie Oduor, Published by Practical Action Consulting on 2012

Scoping Study into the Impacts of Bioenergy Development on Food Security

Rising food prices and food supply shortages have led to unprecedented riots across the developing world. Primarily driven by the Western world, the on-going push to source and produce biofuel for...

Pisces;Practical Action Consulting, Published by Practical Action Consulting on 2008

 

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