Webinar: Developing Climate-Resilient Cassava Value Chain in Developing Countries

29 Aug, 2023 - 29 Aug, 2023
Location: Online

Tuesday 29 August 2023
11:00 am CEST

Organized by The Council on Ethanol Clean Cooking (CECC) & BIOTEC (The National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology)

Cassava has the potential to be used as a scalable high biomass producing crop for bioethanol production for clean cooking and can play a crucial role in the household energy transition. While cassava is a staple food in several developing countries, there is an opportunity for scaling cassava cultivation and its value chain development beyond food consumption. Compared to other potential bioenergy crops, cassava is adaptable to low fertile lands and less favorable climatic conditions like drought (Jolayemi & Opabode, 2018). Cassava can serve as feedstock to produce both first- and second-generation biofuels. Additionally, even casava waste is a suitable candidate as a feedstock for bioenergy production for household of industrial energy. Coming years, the world will need to accelerate its shift to sustainable cooking solutions to achieve Sustainable Development Goals no.7.

The Council on Ethanol Clean Cooking (CECC) was launched at COP 27 in Egypt jointly by Mali, Ivory Coast, Madagascar and Kenya is a multi-stakeholder platform of developing country members, development partners and industry experts to share technical information and experience, including best practices so as to create a sustainable ethanol industry and associated value-chains in member countries. It engages with developing countries (especially the high impact countries) on the topic of ethanol for clean cooking to increase their awareness, capacities, strengthen their ambition, and lead them towards achieving SDG 7 goal and meeting NDC commitments.
BIOTEC Thailand is a national research and development organization specializing in cassava cultivation technologies and several other high value products. The webinar will explore advanced concepts such as biorefinery and circular economy as well as techniques of climate resilient cassava cultivation. The webinar will also highlight experiences of micro-distilleries from Tanzania and present the UNIDO Microdistilleries Guidebook with examples drawn from African Experience.

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