Biomass As An Alternative Source Of Energy In Ghana
APOTEI, GABRIEL KUSI (2019)
APOTEI, GABRIEL KUSI
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Among the renewable energy sources, biomass continues to remain one of the dominant renewable energy sources across the globe. Biomass is already making a substantial contribution to meet the global energy demand. The contribution can be expanded very significantly in the future, providing greenhouse gas savings and other environmental benefits, further as causative to energy security, promoting trade balances, providing opportunities for social and economic development in our rural communities, and enhancement to the management of resource and wastes in our surroundings. The aim of this thesis is to find out how best biomass (biogas production) can serve as an alternative energy source in Ghana to help minimize the current energy crises in the country. Ghana has experienced a serious energy crises for the past five to six years which has resulted in frequent power outages. An alternative solution to this problem is to introduce the country to most reliable and efficient source of renewable energy supply that is environmentally friendly with the concept of generating energy from biomass. In addition, this thesis assesses the environmental and socio-economic impact of various biomass technologies with appropriates safety measures regarding various biomass plant technologies. This thesis also evaluates the various biomass feedstock and their potentials for biogas production in Ghana. Biomass for energy may be obtained from a diverse range of sources, the most important of which are energy crops, agricultural and forestry residues, municipal solid waste, industrial waste of all kinds and existing forestry.