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Morocco wants to transform its biomass into energy

The Ministry of Energy, Mines and the Environment announced the development of the roadmap for the Valorization of Energy from Biomass (VEB), aimed at the sustainable use of biomass as a renewable source and climate-friendly energy.

The development of this roadmap, in consultation with all stakeholders, takes place “in accordance with the instructions of King Mohammed VI and within the framework of the exploration of new sources of renewable energy, in particular the energy recovery of biomass”, says the ministry in a press release.

This roadmap aims for the sustainable use of biomass as a renewable and climate-friendly energy source, in order to achieve the triple positive impact on the social, environmental and economic plans, both nationally and regional and local throughout the value chain, from collection to the final valuation of the biomass resource.

Thus, in light of the development of energy recovery from biomass on a global scale, the national roadmap project for the VEB was set up on the basis of a diagnosis and an analysis of the deposit at the he national and regional scale, while taking into account the different sectoral orientations, noted the same source, noting that the roadmap is based on scenarios of evolution of the energy use of biomass on a large scale.

Indeed, it presents the potential for the agriculture, forestry, waste and wastewater sectors and proposes an action plan to optimize energy recovery by 2030.

In addition, the technical energy potential amounts to approximately 13.4 million MWh per year (primary energy), including 6.6 million MWh per year from the agricultural sector, 3.5 million MWh from the forestry sector, 3.1 million MWh per year from the waste sector and 0.2 million MWh per year from the wastewater sector.

In order to assess the future development of biomass potential and its energy recovery by 2030, three scenarios have been developed, taking into account the different primary energy potentials from biomass. It therefore has a primary energy potential that varies between 17 TWh/year and 25 TWh/year by 2030.

VEB projects do not require significant investments for the development of the electricity network due to their generally small or medium size and require connection to the medium or low voltage electricity network, the press release concludes.

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