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Energy issues in the small-scale industry sector in Dakar

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Energy issues in the small-scale industry sector in Dakar
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Dr Youba Sokona
Abstract
Until now, research work on the problem of transition from wood-fuels to more modern fuels in the Dakar region has basically been focused on the household sector. This sector was perceived to be the one using most of the energy which would need to be supplied by modern fuels such as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) or kerosene if the transition from biomass fuels was to occur. However, studies carried out in other African cities reveal that certain activities in the small-scale industry sector consume large amounts of energy. In effect, woodfuel consumption in Abidjan, in the restaurant business alone, is equivalent to one quarter of the energy consumed in the household sector...
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41
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Title in French
Consommation d'énergie domestique par les petites industries à Dakar
Abstract in French
Des études récentes montrent que les petites industries consomment une partie significative de l'énergie à Dakar. La quantité d'énergie utilisée par ce secteur dépasse largement celle du secteur domestique, Le charbon de bois est utilisé par les restaurants, l'électricité par les ateliers travaillant le métal, les menuiseries, les tailleurs etc. La réglementation interdit aux boulangeries l'utilisation de la biomasse-énergie pour la cuisson du pain. Le choix de la forme d'énergie va dépendre du confort, des moyens financiers et des traditions industrielles. La transition vers d'autres formes d'énergie est plus probable pour certains usages comme la production de chaleur plutìt que la production d'énergie mécanique.
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miriam@hedon.info

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Technologies
010 Stoves
Service type
012 Cooking
Location: continent
Africa
Keywords
Dakar    EnergyIssues    Stoves   

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