Co-generation proves productive in Tanzania
Biomass is one of the sources of renewable energy that is used for lighting, heating and electricity generation.
Sugar and forestry industries in Tanzania use solid waste biomass for electricity generation.
Very good example is Tanganyika Plantation Company (TPC) in Moshi that uses bagasse for electricity generation of the capacity 9MW.
The electricity generated by TPC is used for: sugar production (sugarcane growing and factory; offices; staff houses and community services like hospital and schools. In addition, TPC feeds 3MW to the national grid.
TPC produces every year more than 1milion tons of sugar consumed by the local market.