Sustainable Development of Bioheat from Agricultural Wastes and Environment


  • Abdeen Mustafa Omer Energy Research Institute (ERI), Nottingham, UK


Bioenergy, Agricultural wastes, Environment, Sustainable development


This Article discusses a comprehensive review of biomass energy sources, environment and sustainable development. This includes all the biomass energy technologies, energy efficiency systems, energy conservation scenarios, energy savings and other mitigation measures necessary to reduce emissions. The current literature is reviewed regarding the ecological, social, cultural and economic impact of biomass technology. This article gives an overview of present and future use of biomass as an industrial feedstock for production of fuels, chemicals and other materials. However, to be truly competitive in an open market situation, higher value products are required. Results suggest that biomass technology must be encouraged, promoted, invested, implemented, and demonstrated but especially in remote rural areas.


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Abdeen Mustafa Omer. (2015). Sustainable Development of Bioheat from Agricultural Wastes and Environment. Scientific Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 4(3), 49-77. Retrieved from



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