For more information please contact Douwe van den Berg.
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Traditionally bioenergy plays an important role in developing countries. Worldwide, more than two billion people are currently cooking their food using biomass fuels on a daily basis. It concerns mainly fuelwood but also wood charcoal, agricultural residues and animal dung cakes. Biomass can be used for rural electrification of villages and remotely located sawmills, and agro-industries can use their own residues to meet their heat and electricity demand.
BTG works on the development of efficient cooking stoves and alternative biofuels such as agglomerated cotton stalk and ethanol based household fuels that lower the demand for fuel wood, avoiding further deforestation. BTG helps bioenergy equipment suppliers to enter new markets and advises on subsidy applications and project management. On behalf of governmental institutions and international organizations like UNIDO, UNDP and World Bank, BTG performs in-depth studies and assessments supporting programs aimed at promoting the utilization of bioenergy on a regional, national or sector level.