Converting biomass to energy: A guide to developers and investors
Businesses in many developing countries and emerging economies often has to operate in an environment where energy is unreliable and expensive. Enhancing access to power is a key priority for the IFC and biomass is an area of growing global importance. According to the 2009 Energy Balance of the World by EIA, biomass covers approximately 10 percent of the global energy supply. In particular, biomass is a direct source for industrial energy and heating needs. The production of biogas from landfills and many agricultural enterprises provides the great potential of producing heat, electrical power, and even fuel on a predominately climate-neutral basis. It can also be a solution to manage environmental problems in a sustainable manner. The overall objective of the study is to develop a white paper that would help build capacity among key stakeholders, as biomass continues to grow into and become a more important contributor to meet the energy needs in emerging countries. SELECTION FOR CONSULTANTS BY THE WORLD BANK GROUP REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST BY 12. OCT 2015.
World Bank, International Finance Corporation