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Africa clean technology road map to a net-zero future

Clean Technology

Sunbird Bioenergy commercialises and scales up innovative low-carbon technology and has a roadmap to deliver low-carbon renewable fuel and power solutions that displace fossil fuel and lead Africa to a net-zero future. 

Renewable Fuel

Technology solutions that convert agricultural feedstock into renewable fuel to displace fossil fuels.

Bioethanol is a low-carbon 'drop-in fuel' that can be blended with petrol (E10, E85) etc. In Africa, it is primarily produced from sugarcane or cassava using biorefinery technologies: 

  • Liquefaction and saccharification

  • Fermentation

  • Distillation

  • Dehydration

Biodiesel is a low-carbon 'drop-in fuel' that can be blended with diesel (B5, B20 etc.). In Africa, it is primarily produced from oilseed crops using biorefinery using the Transesterification process to convert triglycerides (fats) contained in oils (Feedstocks) into usable biodiesel. 

Renewable power

Technology solutions that convert low-carbon feedstock into renewable power

​Anaerobic Digestion Technology

A process through which bacteria breaks down organic matter—such as animal manure, wastewater biosolids, and food wastes—in the absence of oxygen to produce biogas to fuel power turbines. 

Thermal Power

Biomass is converted into electric power through several methods. The most common is the direct combustion of biomass material, such as agricultural waste or woody materials. Typically, woody biomass such as wood chips, pellets, and sawdust are combusted or gasified to generate electricity.​


Sunbid Bioenergy Renewable Power Innovation

Many innovative technologies need to be scaled-up to  decarbonise the continent. 

Green Hydrogen Production

Electrolyser technology uses excess renewable power to convert water into hydrogen fuel for fuel cells and hydrogen combustion engines. 

Green Ammonia Production

Ammonia (NH4) is an ideal energy carrier as it contains hydrogen without any carbon atoms. It is expected both be a cursor to the production of green-fertiliser and an enabler of energy export. 

  • Ammonia production

  • Ammonia decomposition 

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)

A technology that can make thermal bioenergy solutions carbon-negative by capturing the carbon dioxide from the combustion process and storing it in underground geological systems.

Clean-Tech and Low-Carbon Technology Development

Sunbird Bioenergy develops large-scale renewable fuel and power projects in Africa with technology from leading clean technology providers. For more information, contact: Richard Bennett or follow on Twitter: CleanTechRich


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