Assessment of Biomass Resources in Afghanistan

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Afghanistan is facing many challenges on its path of reconstruction and development. Among all its pressing needs, the country would benefit from the development and implementation of an energy strategy. In addition to conventional energy sources, the Afghan government is considering alternative options such as energy derived from renewable resources (wind, solar, biomass, geothermal). Biomass energy is derived from a variety of sources -- plant-based material and residues -- and can be used in various conversion processes to yield power, heat, steam, and fuel. This study provides policymakers and industry developers with information on the biomass resource potential in Afghanistan ... continued below

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Milbrandt, A. & Overend, R. January 1, 2011.

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Afghanistan is facing many challenges on its path of reconstruction and development. Among all its pressing needs, the country would benefit from the development and implementation of an energy strategy. In addition to conventional energy sources, the Afghan government is considering alternative options such as energy derived from renewable resources (wind, solar, biomass, geothermal). Biomass energy is derived from a variety of sources -- plant-based material and residues -- and can be used in various conversion processes to yield power, heat, steam, and fuel. This study provides policymakers and industry developers with information on the biomass resource potential in Afghanistan for power/heat generation and transportation fuels production. To achieve this goal, the study estimates the current biomass resources and evaluates the potential resources that could be used for energy purposes.

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  • Report No.: NREL/TP-6A20-49358
  • Grant Number: AC36-08GO28308
  • DOI: 10.2172/1004791 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1004791
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc837911

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Milbrandt, A. & Overend, R. Assessment of Biomass Resources in Afghanistan, report, January 1, 2011; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc837911/: accessed September 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.