Bioenergy and Food Security (BEFS)
South Asia (Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka)
Bioenergy is a crucial source of energy in South Asia. In Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka bioenergy constitutes 57, 87 and 47 percent respectively of total primary energy supply. In India, bioenergy is also an important part of the national energy mix accounting for 30 percent of total primary energy supply. Most of the bioenergy in these countries is consumed at the household level using traditional wood fuels and, increasingly, improved small-scale technologies such as household biodigesters and improved cook stoves. However, India is a also a regional leader in developing biofuels from a range of feedstocks. Given the prominent role of bioenergy in the region, all of these South Asian countries have developed national bioenergy policy frameworks, which aim to promote more efficient utilization of biomass resources for energy production.
Technical Cooperation Facility Project – BEFS in South Asia
BEFS Country Briefs
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