Coal remains the most prominent fuel for energy, especially in Asia - the continent accounts for 80 percent of the global coal consumption. Yet change is underway in Asia as the World Bioenergy Association (WBA) will highlight in an upcoming free-to-attend webinar on June 29, 2022.
Coal dominates the global energy mix and accounts for more than a quarter of the world’s energy supply.
It is the most prominent fuel for energy, especially in Asia. The continent accounts for 80 percent of the global coal consumption.
However, with the recent announcements by a majority of the Asian countries towards climate neutrality, the attention is shifting toward replacing coal-fired power plants with renewable power.
Although solar PV and wind have received significant support, biomass offers a sustainable, renewable and dispatchable solution to solving the climate crisis as well as enabling energy access.
Asian countries benefit from the availability of a broad range of sustainable biomass feedstock including forestry- and wood industry byproducts, agricultural residues, and municipal waste in urban areas.
Efficient utilization of biomass for energy can help Asian countries to reduce demand for coal power, mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and create jobs and investments.
To fully utilize the potential of bioenergy in the region, it is critical to address some of the technical, economic, regulatory, and supply chain issues.
With this in mind, World Bioenergy Association (WBA) is organizing ‘Biomass as a substitute for coal – opportunities in Asia’, a free-to-attend webinar scheduled for June 29, 2022.
The event will convene project developers and supply chain experts who will share their experience over the past decade in executing successful bioenergy projects in Asia including Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, and China amongst others.