Kenya-Malawi Biomass Energy Project Summary Report

Johnston, S. F. , Matare, D., Pettersen, D., Mumba, R., Pullanikkatil, D., Zachary, S. and Karimi, N. (2018) Kenya-Malawi Biomass Energy Project Summary Report. Project Report. School of Interdisciplinary Studies. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This project is intended to carry out an engineering, social and economic evaluation of food processing in the rural areas of Malawi and Kenya. The aim is to collect the information necessary for designing a clean and low-cost energy system for co-generation of heat and electricity from agricultural waste to support food processing. the objective of this research is to survey the following aspects: Technical: The existing energy-intensive food processing industries in the partner countries. Social: Current and historic social resources: e.g. the designers, operators and beneficiaries of the existing processes; Locally available skills for designing and operating alternative energy solutions. End-user: Current and historical regional usages of the agricultural products; Local views on existing problems and their desired goals.

Item Type:Research Reports or Papers (Project Report)
Keywords:energy production; social survey; biomass energy; sociotechnical system; science, technology and society
Status:Unpublished
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pettersen, Mr Daniel and Johnston, Professor Sean and Karimi, Dr Nader
Authors: Johnston, S. F., Matare, D., Pettersen, D., Mumba, R., Pullanikkatil, D., Zachary, S., and Karimi, N.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Publisher:School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 The Authors
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the authors

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDNader KarimiScottish Funding Council global challenges research fundUNSPECIFIEDSchool of Engineering