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Key Barriers to the Adoption of Biomass Gasification in Burkina Faso

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Laboratory of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (LabEREE), International Institute of Water and Environmental Engineering (Institute 2iE), Ouagadougou 01 BP 594, Burkina Faso
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Department of Economic and Rural Development, Gembloux Agro Bio-Tech, University of Liège, 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
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Department of Human, Social and Managerial Sciences (SHSM), International Institute of Water and Environmental Engineering (Institute 2iE), Ouagadougou 01 BP 594, Burkina Faso
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Sustainability 2021, 13(13), 7324; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su13137324
Received: 6 May 2021 / Revised: 22 June 2021 / Accepted: 25 June 2021 / Published: 30 June 2021
The industrial sector in Burkina Faso faces two significant energy challenges access to efficient energy sources that are also renewable. Pyrolysis and gasification are emerging as conversion pathways that exploit available agricultural and industrial biomass. Pyrolysis has been adopted successfully, whereas gasification failed without getting beyond the experimental stage. This article assesses potential barriers to the adoption of gasification based on interviews with the stakeholders of the energy sector (users, NGOs, policy makers). We use pyrolysis as a benchmark to point out the barriers to adoption. The hierarchical analysis process (AHP) method was applied to identify the most significant barriers to the adoption of gasification. Twenty-seven barriers were identified and prioritized in two dimensions and five categories “technical”, “economic and financial”, “socio-cultural and organizational”, “political, governmental and institutional”, and “ecological and geographical” barriers. The category of socio-cultural and organizational barriers emerged as the most critical in the adoption of gasification. This category deserves special consideration to go past the pilot installation stage and adopting this technology. View Full-Text
Keywords: socio-cultural lock-in; Analytical Hierarchical Process (AHP), adoption barriers; biomass gasification; Burkina Faso socio-cultural lock-in; Analytical Hierarchical Process (AHP), adoption barriers; biomass gasification; Burkina Faso
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Barry, F.; Sawadogo, M.; Bologo, M.; Ouédraogo, I.W.K.; Dogot, T. Key Barriers to the Adoption of Biomass Gasification in Burkina Faso. Sustainability 2021, 13, 7324. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su13137324

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Barry F, Sawadogo M, Bologo M, Ouédraogo IWK, Dogot T. Key Barriers to the Adoption of Biomass Gasification in Burkina Faso. Sustainability. 2021; 13(13):7324. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su13137324

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Barry, Fanta, Marie Sawadogo, Maïmouna Bologo, Igor W.K. Ouédraogo, and Thomas Dogot. 2021. "Key Barriers to the Adoption of Biomass Gasification in Burkina Faso" Sustainability 13, no. 13: 7324. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su13137324

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