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Registration open for webinar – Powering agri-food value chains with geothermal heat – Africa

Registration is now open for the webinar “Powering agri-food value chains with geothermal heat – Africa” on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 organized by IRENA.

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is inviting everyone for a webinar with the title “Powering agri-food value chains with geothermal heat – Africa.” The webinar details are as follows:

Date: Tuesday, 19 July 2022

Time: 10:00 AM – 12 : 00 PM EAT (Session 1) / 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EAT (Session 2)

Registration link: Click here

The webinar is organized under the Global Geothermal Alliance by IRENA in collaboration with partners in Africa. It aims to share recommendations as well as global experiences and best practices for accelerating the use of geothermal heat in the agri-food sector.

Renewable energy technologies can support the decarbonisation of the end-use sectors such as agri-food to promote sustainable food production while adapting to climate change. There is significant geothermal potential in Africa, where the agricultural sector remains a key economic driver.

Currently, the main geothermal agri-food applications in the region include drying of food, and heating of greenhouses and aquaculture facilities. With increased support in areas such as geothermal resource mapping, establishment of enabling policies and regulations, access to financing, and capacity building, more significant progress can be achieved.

In addition, the development of tools for carrying out assessments of geothermal heat utilisation, such as socio-economic impacts and heat pricing, can support policy makers in making investment decisions.

Source: IRENA via LinkedIn

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