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dc.creatorDa Silva, Izael Pereira
dc.creatorBuchholz, Thomas
dc.creatorOkure, Mackay
dc.creatorKjellström, T.
dc.dateMon, 22 Apr 2013
dc.dateWed, 24 Apr 2013 09:50:36
dc.dateMonth: 9 Day: 18 Year: 2007
dc.dateFri, 3 May 2013 20:14:12
dc.identifierDa Silva, I.P., Okure, M., Buchholz, T., Kjellström, B. 2007. Wood Gasification in Uganda – Is this a solution for the Energy Crisis? Hard facts from installed units. Proceedings East African Power Industry Convention, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 18-20 September 2007, 8 p.
dc.descriptionWood Gasification in Uganda – Is this a solution for the Energy Crisis? Hard facts from installed units
dc.descriptionThere is urgent need to increase Uganda’s electricity supply and more importantly reduce the country’s dependence on the presently meager hydro electric power generation. Uganda is a growing economy with an average GDP growth rate estimated at 6.4% per annum. Economic growth is matched by growth in energy demands; fortunately we have a number of options at our disposal. Of interest to the country is harnessing electricity from biomass. In small scale this can be done by gasification of the biomass. There are already some players in this sector of energy in Uganda. Musizi Tea Estate/James Finlay Uganda Limited has a 205 kW wood gasification unit. Yet another small unit belongs to Kasenge Electricity Power owned by a retired British civil engineer, Brian Frawley. A 10 kW unit generates electricity by wood gasification. Nonetheless gasification is a complex process when compared with diesel genset electricity generation, maintenance is rather intensive. High level engineering and technical skills are require on a full time basis. This is lacking at the moment. In addition, the fuel supply chain has to be sustainable and it may require some added costs and organization, etc. In an attempt to address these constraints CREEC, Centre for Research in Energy and Energy Conservation has developed a program to work with these pioneers to sustain the units and make viable the technology. It is also exploring alternative fuels such as agricultural residues. This paper presents experiences from the use of gasification to meet small scale electricity generation using this technology and proposes some strategies for small scale gasification systems implementation.
dc.formatNumber of Pages:18-20
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dc.subjectwood gasification
dc.titleWood Gasification in Uganda – Is this a solution for the Energy Crisis? Hard facts from installed units
dc.typeConference Paper

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