Power to Be Made From Husks
Aug 07, 2007 - New Vision/All Africa
Kampala: With power shortage biting
hard, a new technology that uses husks from plants
and wild grass to generate electricity has been introduced.
Energy minister Daudi Migereko recently met a German
entrepreneur, Water Danner, who is working on the
'gas-fire technology' project in Apac, according to
Gas fire technology uses waste from maize,
millet and sorghum and other wild bushes and feeds
them into the machine that generates electricity.
Migereko said there was also need to utilise solid
waste and sewerage, which can be obtained from big
towns like Kampala, Jinja, Mbale and Mbarara to produce
This kind of technology has already been introduced
in Rwanda, he said.
Danner said Uganda was ideal for
introduction of such technology because of the availability
of fertile land. With at least two planting seasons
he said, it was also possible to produce the required
raw materials for the generation of electricity. It
would require about 200 hectares to produce 1MW.
is carrying out the project with Maruzi MP, David
Ebong. The power could be used in tea factories and