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Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Generation Toolkit – Biomass

This biomass presentation is one of five energy-specific modules within the US Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Generation Toolkit.

The toolkit is intended to help USAID mission staff and national decision makers understand and assess the relevance of policies and programs that have been used successfully in support of large, grid-connected renewable energy development.

It highlights key issues that must be addressed in the design of a renewable energy framework, and seeks to explain key concepts. Basic information is provided on renewable energy technologies, but the toolkit is designed for policymakers, not engineers. However, the toolkit contains extensive references to other sources that contain more technical detail.

The presentation contains both slides and extensive accompanying notes.

This module consists of the following sections:

Section One – discusses the biomass resource and the different conversion and generating technologies used to convert biomass into electricity.

Section Two – reports on the global status of biomass generation.

Section Three – discusses biomass promotion laws and policies.

Section Four – covers the economics of electricity production from biomass generating plants.

Section Five – discusses barriers and solutions to the deployment of large biomass generating systems.

Section Six – includes sample project development flow and best practices for enabling the development of large, grid-connected biomass generating plants.

Section Seven – provides some examples of successful biomass projects in several countries.

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