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Introduction to bioenergy: energy from biomass; types of biomass; renewable versus nonrenewable; different forms of biofuel such as methane gas, ethanol, butanol, biodiesel, wood logs, chips, briquettes, pellets, charcoal; biofuels for energy sectors such as electricity, transportation, heating; sustainability; bioenergy industry on world stage; factors driving current interest in bioenergy(reduce/eliminate import dependence, GHG emissions!); existing infrastructure/vehicular engines compatibility; bioenergy versus other renewable energies; current bioenergy use in Lesotho.

What you'll learn

  • Acquire knowledge and understanding of various bioenergy conversion processes and technologies
  • Be enabled to formulate and evaluate project proposals for real community energy problem solutions
  • Contribute with technical understanding or policy formulation knowledge towards national bioenergy strategic plan implementation
  • Be in a position to partake in the international debate on critical issues such as energy independence of nations, renewable energy sustainability (environmental, socioeconomic), energy production and use impact to climate change.
  • Be able to identify and exploit local renewable energy potential and opportunities for private business operations or private-public-partnerships.

Meet the instructors

Dr. S.B Mekbib

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Dr. N.B. Maliehe

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Length 5.5 days
Credits 44 hours
Price-Certificate of Attendance M4000
Price-Certificate of CompetenceM6000


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