Sustainable Development and Renewable Energy from Biomass in Peru - Overview of the Current Situation and Research With a Bench Scale Pyrolysis Reactor to Use Organic Waste for Energy Production

Michael Klug, Nadia Gamboa, Karl Lorber


Peru is an interesting emerging market with a stable development and economic growth during the last years. This growth also brings new challenges for sustainable development. The rising energy demand and the increasingly high volumes of waste need sustainable solutions. Thus far, Peru has a big unused potential in the production of bioenergy, especially a big amount of unused biomass. With the construction of a small Flash Pyrolysis Reactor at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP), the research of the potential of different biomass feedstock for pyrolysis process has started. The first results and an overview of the current situation in Peru are presented in this paper.

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