publication . Doctoral thesis . 2010

The potential for the production of bioenergy for lighting and cooking using Jatropha (Jatropha curcas L. Euphorbiaceae) by small scale farmers on the Kenyan coast

Boerstler, Fritjof;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2010
  • Publisher: Grin
  • Country: Germany
The overall objective of this study is to examine the potential of introducing renewable biomass for a decentralized household energy provision in rural areas at the Kenyan South Coast. The main question posed in this research is whether the renewable products of an oil tree and related energy end-use appliances could potentially be a cheap, widely available and socially accepted substitute for kerosene and traditional biomass. The research data and results are based on a UNDP GEF SGP funded pilot project. The project was conceptualized by the author and implemented with local communities with support from the German Development Service (DED), the World Wide Fun...
free text keywords: Entwicklungshilfe, Erneuerbare Energien, Feldversuch, Jatropha, Purgiernuss, Kochen, Beleuchtung, Geowissenschaften, Jatropha curcas, Haushaltsenergien, household energy, Jatropha system, biomass, agriculture, cooking, lighting, ddc:550
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