6.5. Biomass for Industrial Use

Biomass is widely used as a fuel in cement kilns, brick and ceramics production and other higher temperature processes. So far use in Africa is low, and there is room for growth. Bagasse is already widely used for co-generation. Other forms of residues could be used more widely and more efficiently. In practice, collection and storage pose constraints and flexible systems that allow co-combustion of biomass during periods of abundance may often be preferable (Taibi et al., 2011).