Promising biomass conversion results

A study conducted on the country’s biomass processing for energy production indicated that biomass from bush encroachment is a prospective fuel source by saving of fossils fuels, securing of agricultural productivity and preserving the environment.
The study was conducted by STEAG Energy Services GmbH in colaboration with Transworld Cargo between February and October 2013 on a budget of N$1 million. The results of the study where presented to stakeholders by researchers of STEAG Energy Services on Thursday morning this week. According to statistics provided by the study, bush encroachment affects 26 million to 30 million hectares of farmland and is estimated to cause overall economic losses of N$ 1.6 billion a year.