Knowledge

Explore the main research outputs of the TEA platform, including the knowledge created to support energy access.

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Equity crowdfunding guide: How to execute a successful campaign

This report provides practical guidance to founders and entrepreneurs interested in launching an equity crowdfunding campaign.

Equity crowdfunding for energy access: Opportunities for scale-up

This report examines the role that alternative finance can offer in growing the energy access sector, with a particular focus on equity crowdfunding.

How are digital technologies impacting energy access markets?

This Energy Catalyst report introduces and discusses the major enabling digital technologies that are impacting the energy access sector, providing a selection of the most innovative applications of these technologies and the key digital trends in the sector.

Crowdfunding Energy Access – State of the Market Report 2020-21

A new flagship report from Crowd Power, part of the TEA platform, highlights how the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a 25% drop in energy access-related crowdfunding volumes.

Bioenergy Mass Energy Balance tool

This is an excel based technical assessment tool that models the mass energy balance of seven different demand sectors to provide an assessment of feedstock requirements (type, quantity, energy output) to meet the potential energy requirements using the appropriate technology type (either combustion or AD).

Report on prospects for commercial biomass gasification in sub-Saharan Africa

This report provides a qualitative view of the challenges, opportunities and prospects for commercial biomass gasification in Africa based on lessons and experiences from projects in Africa and other developing and developed countries.

Database of bioenergy projects in sub-Saharan Africa

The database provides a detailed list of bioenergy projects identified across the 10 target BSEAA2 countries containing various technical information including feedstock, technology type, project location, size, owner, technology provider, operating status, funding sources and project description.

BSEEA2 – Database of technology providers and manufacturers

This database provides a curated list of prominent technology providers, manufacturers and project developers that have undertaken projects in BSEAA2 target countries.

Bioenergy projects – Life Cycle Costing tool (and guidance document)

This is an Excel- based economic assessment tool that models the Life Cycle Costs of bioenergy projects to help developers determine the economic viability of investing in bioenergy.

Project Summary Report – Bioenergy for Sustainable Local Energy Services and Energy Access in Africa

This report summarises the key findings and recommendations from the different demand sector reports to guide investors, project developers and policy makers on the constraints and opportunities for bioenergy development within these sectors.

Policy Brief for Demand Sector 7- Sisal processing

This policy brief provides an overview of the relevant policy and regulatory framework in the sisal and electricity sector in Kenya that impacts bioenergy use, and highlights measures required to catalyse further adoption of commercial-scale bioenergy within this sector

Policy Brief for Demand Sector 6- Dairy

This policy brief provides an overview of the relevant policy, regulatory and environmental framework in the dairy and electricity sector in South Africa that impacts bioenergy use, and highlights measures required to catalyse further adoption of commercial-scale bioenergy within this sector

Policy Brief for Demand Sector 5- Horticulture, Kenya

This policy brief provides an overview of the relevant policy, regulatory and environmental framework in the horticulture and electricity sector in Kenya that impacts bioenergy use, and highlights measures required to catalyse further adoption of commercial-scale bioenergy within this sector

Policy Brief for Demand Sector 4- Palm oil processing, Ghana

This policy brief provides an overview of the relevant policy, regulations and environmental framework in the palm oil processing and electricity sector in Ghana that impacts bioenergy use, and highlights measures required to catalyse further adoption of commercial-scale bioenergy within this sector

Policy Brief for Demand Sector 3- Wood processing, Tanzania

This policy brief provides an overview of the relevant policy and regulatory framework in the wood processing and electricity sector in Tanzania that impacts bioenergy use, and highlights measures required to catalyse further adoption of commercial-scale bioenergy within this sector

Policy Brief for Demand Sector 2- Tea processing, Kenya

This policy brief provides an overview of the relevant policy, regulatory and environmental framework in the tea and forestry sector that impacts bioenergy use, and highlights measures required to catalyse further adoption of commercial-scale bioenergy within this sector

Policy Brief for Demand Sector 1- Cement manufacturing, Nigeria

This policy brief provides an overview of the relevant policy, regulatory and environmental framework in the cement sector in Nigeria that impacts bioenergy use, and highlights measures required to catalyse further adoption of commercial-scale bioenergy within this sector

Demand Sector Report 7: Sisal Processing, Kenya

This report, the seventh in the series, focuses on the commercial opportunities and constraints for AD based electricity generation in the sisal processing industry in Kenya

Demand Sector Report 6: Dairy, South Africa

This report, the sixth in the series, focuses on the commercial opportunities and constraints for Anaerobic Digestion (AD) based heat and electricity generation in the dairy industry in South Africa

Demand Sector Report 5: Horticulture, Kenya

This report, the fifth in the series, focuses on the commercial opportunities and constraints for Anaerobic Digestion (AD) based heat and electricity generation in the horticulture industry in Kenya

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