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Coal and peat in the sub-Saharan region of Africa: alternative energy options?

Natural Resources Forum

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Abstract

Coal and peat are essentially unused and in some cases unknown in sub-Saharan Africa. However, they might comprise valuable alternative energy sources in some or all of the developing nations of the region. The 11 countries considered in this appraisal reportedly contain coal and peat. On the basis of regional geology, another five countries might also contain coal-bearing rocks. If the resource potential is adequate, coal and peat might be utilized in a variety of ways including substituting for fuelwood, generating electricity, supplying process heat for local industry and increasing agricultural productivity. -from Author

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Coal and peat in the sub-Saharan region of Africa: alternative energy options?
Series title:
Natural Resources Forum
Volume
14
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1990
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Natural Resources Forum
First page:
64
Last page:
69
Number of Pages:
6