Ricinus communis produces alternative industrial oil with very interesting attributes but which is too valuable and also technically not optimal to be used as a bio-energy crop. Arachis hypogaea was not retained for further analysis because the project team believes that this crop first needs to be fully exploited as a food crop in the region. More information is available in the report.
ECREEE launched the project “Regional potential assessment of novel bioenergy crops in fifteen ECOWAS countries” in 2012, in partnership with UNIDO, IIBN and QUINVITA, based on the need to make an overall assessment of a series of novel potential bioenergy crops that can or could be grown and processed in the ECOWAS member states.read more
Renewable Energy for Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development: The Case of Biomass Gasification
Biomass is an essential renewable energy source for a low carbon energy future on a global scale. Biomass resource potentials are large enough to deliver about a quarter (i.e. 200-300 EJ) of the world’s future energy supply.read more
With Austrian funding, UNIDO to help establish Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy EfficiencyPRESS RELEASE VIENNA, AUSTRIA, 19 December 2014 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), the operational unit of Austrian Development Cooperation, today signed a 1.3 million Euro funding... read more
The Opening Ceremony
Watch the Spectacular Opening Ceremony of the 3rd International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Samoa 2104 Credit: United Nations
The Year of Small Island Developing States
What is SIDS Dock?
“It is an initiative among member countries of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) to provide the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) with a collective institutional mechanism to assist them transform their national energy sectors into a catalyst for sustainable economic development and help generate financial resources to address adaptation to climate change.”