Sustainability of Sugarcane Bagasse Briquettes and Charcoal Value Chains in Kenya. Results and recommendations from implementation of the Global Bioenergy Partnership Indicators

The following report, Sustainability of Sugarcane Bagasse Briquettes and Charcoal Value Chains in Kenya: Results and Recommendations from Implementation of the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) Indicators, assesses the current and future potential of Kenya’s bioenergy sector. It outlines the consequences of the widening gap between supply and demand for wood fuel, with the current supply not matching demand in various parts of the country.

 

The report also illustrates key factors that can shape the long-term and periodic monitoring of the sector. Kenya Vision 2030 has identified energy as one of the enablers of the three pillars of its vision. The level and intensity of commercial energy use will be the key indicator of economic growth and development. Bioenergy, like other energy sources, will continue to play a role in both the traditional and commercial energy mix. Kenya’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) includes four key climate change mitigation targets related to forestry and bioenergy: working towards 10 per cent tree cover of the land area of Kenya; promoting clean energy technologies to reduce overreliance on wood fuel; employing low-carbon and efficient transport systems; and using climate-smart agriculture (CSA) in line with the National CSA Framework.