Adoption and impact of integrated Striga and soil fertility management strategy in Mali

Badolo, F and Nzungize, J and Diallo, S A (2019) Adoption and impact of integrated Striga and soil fertility management strategy in Mali. In: 7th International Conference On Sustainable Development, 04-05 September 2019, Rome, Italy.

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The possibility to vary the energy matrix, thus reducing the dependency on fossil fuels, has amplified the acceptance of biomass as an alternative fuel. Despite being a cheap and renewable option of waste from agriculture and forestry activities, the use of these materials has barriers due to its low density and low energetic efficiency, which can raise the costs of its utilization. Biomass densification has drawn attention due to its advantage in comparison to in natura biomass due to its better physical and combustion characteristics. Work has been carried out in this areas namely in the densification (briquettes) forestry wastes, kiwi and vine punning waste and their respectively elementary characterization. In a subsequent step, this work also presents the study of the thermal performance and combustion hygiene of the different briquettes produced in a burning hot water boiler. The thermal efficiency was determined by the direct method and it was found that the boiler thermal performance was quite similar for the different types of fuel tested and did not depend on the fuel feeding rate.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Research Program : West & Central Africa
Uncontrolled Keywords: Economic, Environment, Human-cost, Petroleum distribution
Subjects: Others > Soil Fertility
Others > Agricultural Economics
Others > Mali
Depositing User: Mr Arun S
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2020 08:23
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2020 08:23
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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