Biomass in Senegal

In 1999, Senegal had electricity generating capacity for municipal solid waste (20 000 kW) and peanut shells (22 000 kW).

The biomass potential per annum was estimated as follows: peanut shells, 197 500 tonnes (221 MW); palmetto shells, 1 740 tonnes; sugar cane bagasse, 250 000 tonnes (20 MW); rice husks, 217 212 tonnes; sawdust, 3 000 cubic metres; millet, sorghum and maize stalks, 4 052 900 tonnes; typha reed, 1 000 000 tonnes; cotton stalks, 23 991 tonnes; and peanut haulm, 790 617 tonnes.

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