Report Reveals Worrying Trend of Firewood Reliance by Ugandan Industries

A majority of industries in Uganda are heavily reliant on firewood and charcoal as their source of energy, posing a major environmental threat in the near future, a new study has shown.

The second source of energy is petroleum products (at 12%) and electricity (5%).

In the industries, wood largely goes into process heating and to fuel artisanal brick burning, tea drying, small scale lime production, tobacco and confectionery industry.

The report recommends introduction of energy efficient devices and practices as well as substitution of wood in the two sectors (industry and education). Among them is switching to alternative fuels for process heating and cooking by industries such as the use of briquettes.

Full article: SoftPower News



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