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Local Production and Use of bio-ethanol for Transport in Ethiopia

Tekle, Getish LU (2008) IMEN41 20081
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Abstract
This thesis describes bio-ethanol production and use for transport fuel in Ethiopia, focusing
on current status and potential, barriers, implications and recommendations for a sustainable
market. The need for such research is justified as it paves the way for bio-ethanol
development in Ethiopia towards a more sustainable path as challenges are surmounted.
Bio-ethanol from molasses is identified in Ethiopia to substitute gasoline in as much quantity
as possible as an attempt to reduce the burden of foreign currency requirement for
importation of petroleum products. Despite the availability of bio-ethanol and the potential to
produce more, as well as repetitive efforts to use bio-ethanol for transport fuel, it has not
materialized... (More)
This thesis describes bio-ethanol production and use for transport fuel in Ethiopia, focusing
on current status and potential, barriers, implications and recommendations for a sustainable
market. The need for such research is justified as it paves the way for bio-ethanol
development in Ethiopia towards a more sustainable path as challenges are surmounted.
Bio-ethanol from molasses is identified in Ethiopia to substitute gasoline in as much quantity
as possible as an attempt to reduce the burden of foreign currency requirement for
importation of petroleum products. Despite the availability of bio-ethanol and the potential to
produce more, as well as repetitive efforts to use bio-ethanol for transport fuel, it has not
materialized yet. The following research questions are addressed to investigate the problem
and put forward recommendations. (1) What is the current status and future potential of bioethanol
from molasses in Ethiopia? (2) What are the barriers to and implications of the
production and use of bio-ethanol? (3) What lessons can be taken from Brazil to stimulate
sustainable bio-ethanol development in Ethiopia?
Different approaches were utilized to investigate these questions. The theoretical background
on main issues of bio-ethanol that include barriers and implications associated with the
development of bio-ethanol at an international level were investigated from literature.
Experience of Brazil on the successful bio-ethanol development was studied. A detailed
contextual assessment was investigated to determine the status and future potential of
bio-ethanol production and use, the main players in the supply chain (actors, networks and
institutions), the barriers and implications. The result indicates that technical and economic as
well as issues related to policies and regulations are main factors for hindering the progress of
the bio-ethanol use and production expansion in Ethiopia. Based on Brazil’s experience,
recommendations were forwarded to overcome the barriers and minimize the negative
implications to speed-up the development of a sustainable bio-ethanol market in Ethiopia. (Less)
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author
Tekle, Getish LU
supervisor
organization
course
IMEN41 20081
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Ethanol, Bio-ethanol, Transport, Ethiopia
language
English
id
1480546
date added to LUP
2009-09-29 13:00:51
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2009-09-29 13:00:51
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  abstract     = {This thesis describes bio-ethanol production and use for transport fuel in Ethiopia, focusing
on current status and potential, barriers, implications and recommendations for a sustainable
market. The need for such research is justified as it paves the way for bio-ethanol
development in Ethiopia towards a more sustainable path as challenges are surmounted.
Bio-ethanol from molasses is identified in Ethiopia to substitute gasoline in as much quantity
as possible as an attempt to reduce the burden of foreign currency requirement for
importation of petroleum products. Despite the availability of bio-ethanol and the potential to
produce more, as well as repetitive efforts to use bio-ethanol for transport fuel, it has not
materialized yet. The following research questions are addressed to investigate the problem
and put forward recommendations. (1) What is the current status and future potential of bioethanol
from molasses in Ethiopia? (2) What are the barriers to and implications of the
production and use of bio-ethanol? (3) What lessons can be taken from Brazil to stimulate
sustainable bio-ethanol development in Ethiopia?
Different approaches were utilized to investigate these questions. The theoretical background
on main issues of bio-ethanol that include barriers and implications associated with the
development of bio-ethanol at an international level were investigated from literature.
Experience of Brazil on the successful bio-ethanol development was studied. A detailed
contextual assessment was investigated to determine the status and future potential of
bio-ethanol production and use, the main players in the supply chain (actors, networks and
institutions), the barriers and implications. The result indicates that technical and economic as
well as issues related to policies and regulations are main factors for hindering the progress of
the bio-ethanol use and production expansion in Ethiopia. Based on Brazil’s experience,
recommendations were forwarded to overcome the barriers and minimize the negative
implications to speed-up the development of a sustainable bio-ethanol market in Ethiopia.},
  author       = {Tekle, Getish},
  keyword      = {Ethanol,Bio-ethanol,Transport,Ethiopia},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Local Production and Use of bio-ethanol for Transport in Ethiopia},
  year         = {2008},
}