Bioenergy Atlas

Bioenergy Atlas
for South Africa

The BioEnergy Atlas provides three synthesis reports, dealing with

(1) Availability from a variety of sources.
(2) Feasibility of exploitation of these sources.
(3) Assessment of economic, social, & environmental impacts.

These reports form the basis of high-level decision and policy support.

Who is it for?

Aimed at policy makers, national, regional and local governments, and at researchers and the consulting industry, the flexible, collaborative platform and open access licenses will stimulate use of the resource and continued expansion of the knowledge in this domain.

our Collaborators

Department of Environmental Afairs

ui/ux web master

The department assisted with sourcing of data, and served on the Steering Committee and review panel

ESKOM

Computer Science

Eskom, our National electricity utility, has contributed significantly to the project by making data and reports available, and by participating in review sessions. Eskom also served on the Steering Committee for the project.

University of KZN

AI Expert

The School of BioResources Engineering at UKZN contributed advice and participated in workshops, and indirectly contributed immensely through the data provided to the Risk and Vulnerability Atlas.

Scope

The BioEnergy Atlas covers data and investigative reports on basic factors of productivity that determine biomass potential, estimates of potential for a range of biomass sources, estimates of availability of biomass from waste, agricultural residue, purposely cultivated crops, and other woody biomass, and and assessment of the feasibility of generating energy products via any of 52 typical conversion processes. Impacts on jobs, greenhouse gases, economic activity, and biodiversity are determined.

These reports are supplemented by fact and data sheets that are also published in the Atlas.

Investigative Reports

he BioEnergy Atlas contains several investigative reports – on potential and availability of biomass, on distribution and typology of energy-related infrastructure, on processes for conversion of biomass into energy products, and on assessment of impacts. These reports are supplemented by fact and data sheets that are also published in the Atlas.

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Agenda

Assessment of biomass potential in the country and the feasibility of its application

System users

Aimed at policy makers, national, regional and local governments, and at researchers and the consulting industry, the flexible, collaborative platform and open access licenses will stimulate use of the resource and continued expansion of the knowledge in this domain.