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Overview of Ghana's Fertilizer Sector 

Date: 29/11/2019 Author(s): Pelizan, Leticia; Rahnema Alavi, Ahmad; Martí, Gina Sponsor(s): Cátedra Fuel Freedom de Energía y Desarrollo Social Document type: Occasional Paper Historically using extensive rather than intensive agricultural systems, Ghana's -- crop yields have remained low. With this trend gradually changing, yields of some crops such as cassava, cocoa, maize and oil palm recently registered annual growth rates higher than the increase in cultivated areas. However, there is still a significant gap between ... More information

The Cooking Fuel Sector in Ghana 

Date: 10/11/2019 Author(s): Pelizan, Leticia; Rahnema Alavi, Ahmad Sponsor(s): Cátedra Fuel Freedom de Energía y Desarrollo Social Document type: Occasional Paper This study provides an overview of the cooking fuel sector in Ghana in terms of the current situation, the alternatives that exist, the resources available, the main problems impeding enhanced access to cleaner cooking solutions, the main policies and government plans and finally some potential business opportunities to enhance the adoption of cleaner ... More information

Overview of the Power Sector in Ghana 

Date: 11/10/2019 Author(s): Pelizan, Leticia; Karl D. Fieve, Julius; Lickteig, Lena Sponsor(s): Cátedra Fuel Freedom de Energía y Desarrollo Social Document type: Occasional Paper Aware of the crucial role electrification plays in sustaining economic growth and accelerating social development, Ghana was one of the first nations in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) to implement, back in 1989, a national plan to universalize electricity access. This vision has led the country to hold one of the highest electrification rates in the region ... More information

Biofuel Production in Ghana: Exploring the Opportunity 

Date: 11/10/2019 Author(s): Pelizan, Leticia; Lickteig, Lena Supervisor(s): Rahnema Alavi, Ahmad; Sponsor(s): Cátedra Fuel Freedom de Energía y Desarrollo Social Document type: Occasional Paper Currently, Ghana imports most of the gasoline and diesel used to power its vehicles. This situation has led to an excessive dependence on imported fuels, which is compromising Ghana?s energy security, exposing the domestic fuel market to the devaluation of the local currency and to the high volatility of international oil prices, while at the same ... More information

Solar Home Solutions Using a Pay-As-You-Go Model in Ghana: Exploring the Opportunity 

Date: 11/10/2019 Author(s): Pelizan, Leticia; Rahnema Alavi, Ahmad; Lickteig, Lena Sponsor(s): Cátedra Fuel Freedom de Energía y Desarrollo Social Document type: Occasional Paper

This study offers an assessment on one specific, potential opportunity to address the issue of electricity access in the rural areas of Ghana: commercialize solar home solutions using the pay-as-you-go (PAYG) business model to facilitate electricity access to households living off-grid in rural areas. The study analyzes the market conditions and ... More information

Pay-As-You-Go for LPG Supply - Exploring a New Business Model to Enhance Access to Clean Cooking Solutions in Urban Areas in Ghana 

Date: 11/10/2019 Author(s): Pelizan, Leticia; Lickteig, Lena; Martí, Gina Supervisor(s): Rahnema Alavi, Ahmad; Sponsor(s): Cátedra Fuel Freedom de Energía y Desarrollo Social Document type: Occasional Paper In Ghana, the vast majority of households (72.7%) still rely on wood and charcoal as their main cooking fuels. Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is used as the main cooking fuel by just 40.5% of urban households and by only 9.1% of rural households. The key reason is the lack of availability of clean cooking solutions, such as LPG, within a reachable distance ... More information

Compagnie Ivoirienne d'Électricité: Delivering Electricity for All 

Date: 09/07/2019 Author(s): Pelizan, Leticia; Rahnema Alavi, Ahmad Editor(s): Cátedra Fuel Freedom de Energía y Desarrollo Social Document type: Occasional Paper In 2013, Leandre N?Dri, director of general studies and strategic planning at the Compagnie Ivoirienne d?Électricité (CIE), received a request to meet urgently with the energy minister?s team to discuss the problem of the lack of electricity access still faced by a huge part of the population in Ivory Coast. Indeed, despite the fact that the Ivorian ... More information

Promoting Access to Clean Cooking Fuels in Subsaharian Africa Through Entrepreneurial Initiative: Challenges and Strategies. 

Date: 06/06/2019 Author(s): Leticia Pelizan; Giordano, Paola; Lickteig, Lena; Rahnema Alavi, Ahmad Editor(s): Cátedra Fuel Freedom de Energía y Desarrollo Social Document type: Occasional Paper Energy has become one of the biggest brakes on the development of sub-Saharan African countries. Despite the vast potential of the region, which contains significant energy resources, most of its population still lack access to electricity and modern cooking fuels such as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), ethanol or biogas and this slows down economic ... More information

Fueling the Change: The Journey From Biomass to Modern Source 

Date: 08/10/2018 Author(s): Giordano, Paola; Assogba, Mirabelle; Rahnema Alavi, Ahmad Editor(s): Cátedra Fuel Freedom de Energía y Desarrollo Social Document type: Working Paper In Cote D´Ivoire, as in most Sub-Saharan countries, massive burning of biomass used as cooking fuel has terrible consequences on people¿s health. After malaria, lower respiratory infections are the second cause of death in the country, accounting for 11% of total deaths. Deaths correlated with indoor air pollution due to cooking are estimated to be ... More information

Nepal Biogas Support Program (BSP): Cooking with Clean and Affordable Energy in Rural Areas 

Date: 14/09/2018 Author(s): Paola Giordano; Leticia Pelizan; Rahnema Alavi, Ahmad Editor(s): Cátedra Fuel Freedom de Energía y Desarrollo Social; EIC - Centro de Iniciativa Emprendedora e Innovación Document type: Occasional Paper Back in 1992 only 40% of the population in Nepal had access to electricity and some 88% relied on traditional biomass fuels for cooking and heating. Difficult geographical terrain in hilly and mountainous areas, socioeconomic underdevelopment and a sparsely distributed population all represented difficult challenges in providing modern energy solutions, ... More information
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