- Start date: 15 June 2016
- End date: 14 June 2021
- Funder: Royal Society
- Primary investigator: Professor Jon Lovett
Africa has a chronic shortage of clean renewable energy. Many areas are not connected to the grid. Renewable energy technologies have the potential for local power generation, but in their current state they do not provide a steady stream of energy and methods of energy storage are too expensive.
This project aims to fill the technology gap between cleaner fuel wood cooking stoves and solar panels by using solar power to treat biomass for energy storage and then use it to generate electricity through fuelling generators with biomass slurries. This electricity will then be integrated into renewable energy grids, complementing other established technologies.