Dismiss Notice
You are browsing this site as a guest. It takes 2 minutes to CREATE AN ACCOUNT and less than 1 minute to LOGIN

Ethiopia Looks to Ethanol, Hydroelectric Production

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Invisible, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. Invisible

    Invisible Admin Staff Member

    #1
    Mar 27, 2009
    Joined: Feb 11, 2006
    Messages: 9,095
    Likes Received: 140
    Trophy Points: 160
    One member wanted us to look onto this article:
    Ethiopia Looks to Ethanol, Hydroelectric Production

    By Henok Semaegzer Fente
    Washington, D.C.
    13/08/2008

    Ethiopia hopes to produce 130 millions liters of ethanol to serve 5 percent of the country's energy needs and sell hydroelectric power to neighboring countries.

    Alemayehu Tegenu, the minister of energy and mines, told VOA that in the face of the nation's fast-growing rate of energy consumption, alternative bio-fuel projects such as ethanol can curb the growing price of oil and save hard-earned foreign currency.

    "Ethanol is a feasible product. First, we produce it at home from residual molasses, which is a by-product of sugar. We are also looking into plants that are drought resistant and can be used to produce bio-fuel."

    However, critics say that alternative energy sources such as ethanol production have contributed to the rising global cost of food and pose a threat to food security in developing nations, especially those struggling with food security and recurring droughts.

    Alemayehu said those who wrote Ethiopia's energy policy believe these projects need to go hand in hand with food production and can be executed without interfering with food productivity.

    "We are using land that is not useful for either for farming or grazing. We have abundant idle land that can be used to plant drought-resistant plants like Jatropha. Our target is not using farmland."

    New dams are part of the energy solution, Alemayehu says. Kenya's prime minister, Raila Odinga, recently said that his country is planning on importing hydroelectric power from its neighbor Ethiopia. Ethiopia ranks second behind the Democratic Republic of Congo with a potential of 45,000 megawatts of electric power.

    Only a small fraction of the Ethiopia's hydroelectic power potential has been realized. For the past several months Ethiopia's capital suffered from two-day power rationing that plunged many businesses and households into darkness. Alemayehu was optimistic that in the midst of these shortages, Ethiopia is capable of exporting electric power.

    "We have five hydroelectric projects undergoing construction. To name the projects, we have Tekeze in the north with expected 300-megawatt production potential, Tana Beles with 460 megawatts, Amartineshe with 100 megawatts and Gilgel Ghibe II with 400 megawatts. The biggest of them all, Gilgel Ghibe III, with a production potential of 1870 megawatts, will more than provide the energy needs of Ethiopia. That means we can export power to our neighbors."
     
  2. Susuviri

    Susuviri JF-Expert Member

    #2
    Mar 27, 2009
    Joined: Oct 6, 2007
    Messages: 3,586
    Likes Received: 64
    Trophy Points: 145
    Ethiopia is a country to watch. Despite the civil war that devestated the country, Ethiopian people have shown unprecedented stamina and integrity and have been able to rebuild their nation with amazing speed. The government of Meles Zenawi is not made up of angels and they have serious issues when it comes to multi party elections, human rights etc. However on the economic side, the Zenawi government has been able to impress even sceptics.
    Since he took over after overthrowing dictator Mengistu, Zenawi has built highways in Ethiopia has shown economic prowess by formulating policies that has led to the blossoming of Ethiopia, this includes decentralizing power and creating a federal state.
    Ngoja sisi watanzania tuendelee kubweteka na amani na utulivu wetu wakati wenzetu Ethiopia na Rwanda ambao wameuana miaka ya nyuma wakitupita katika maendeleo
    Mi naamini kuwa despite their differences, these countries leaders and citizens are patriotic na ndiyo tatizo letu watanzania, sisi siyo wazalendo. (me included). Tunabaki kupiga porojo tu online lakini hatuchukui hatua.
    Enyi watanzania I am ready to act, mwaka 2010 siwapi kura CCM! Are you ready to do the same? Because voting out CCM is the first important step that we take toward ensuring true and meaningful development of Tanzania.
     
  3. Andindile

    Andindile JF-Expert Member

    #3
    Mar 27, 2009
    Joined: Mar 18, 2009
    Messages: 303
    Likes Received: 1
    Trophy Points: 33
    "We have five hydroelectric projects undergoing construction. To name the projects, we have Tekeze in the north with expected 300-megawatt production potential, Tana Beles with 460 megawatts, Amartineshe with 100 megawatts and Gilgel Ghibe II with 400 megawatts. The biggest of them all, Gilgel Ghibe III, with a production potential of 1870 megawatts, will more than provide the energy needs of Ethiopia. That means we can export power to our neighbors."

    Ndugu lengo langu la ujumbe huu ujadiliwe ni hayo maeneo niliyo ya bold. Nchi moja miradi mitano inatekelezwa kwa wakati mmoja. Nchi yetu tunafanya nini kwenye energy sector?

     
  4. jmushi1

    jmushi1 JF-Expert Member

    #4
    Mar 27, 2009
    Joined: Nov 2, 2007
    Messages: 16,047
    Likes Received: 38
    Trophy Points: 145
    Ethanol inatengenezwa na mahindi ama miwa,Ethiopia wana njaa sidhani kama wanaweza kufanya hivyo unless wafanye ya miwa,sasa itakuwa jambo la maana kwasababu ni cheap sana na ni clean energy.
    Hydroelectric ni sawa tu,na sisi Tanzania pia tunaweza kuangalia kuhusu ethanol,tunaweza kutengenza kiasi ili kuchanganya itasaidi maana hata wamarekani nao wana changanya na ethanol kwa minajili hiyo hiyo...Its a good idea we also need to look at.
     
  5. M

    Mtu Kwao JF-Expert Member

    #5
    Mar 27, 2009
    Joined: Jan 15, 2008
    Messages: 258
    Likes Received: 4
    Trophy Points: 0
    Hawa jamaa achana nao sio wa kuchezea kabisa wakiamua kitu chao lazima kitekelezwe.Maana sasa kuna miradi ya barabara kibao na yote inakwenda kuna moja inajengwa na wachina ni kiboko hii ni RINGROAD.YANI NI KIBOKO SIE TUKIPITA HAPO TUNAPAMAZEA TU MATE MANA KUFIKA KWANGU LAZIMA nipite hapo.mwaka mmoja na nusu uliopita tulikuwa tunapajua kwa jina la comfusion square ika sasa ni kiboko.
     
  6. bm21

    bm21 JF-Expert Member

    #6
    Mar 28, 2009
    Joined: May 12, 2008
    Messages: 774
    Likes Received: 5
    Trophy Points: 0
    Guys hakuna miujiza Ethiopia, I have always been arguing on this, Tanzania either don't have vision or don't trust and use domestic brain in national development plans. Ethiopia, every year sends people abroad for training in fields that are not available in house and uses these people thoroughly. This is why most good brain Tanzanian are not serving in Tanzania but in other countries.

    I argued against the deregulation going on in the energy sector in Tanzania fro is completely inconsistent with the national long term energy plan (the plan is not there) and that we undergo adhoc decisions which really end up costing the nation and pooling back development rather pushing forward. With proper plan, and proper administration just in 15 years Tanzania can arrest power problem and commercialise some of it in near by countries is very very possible and it doesn't need any external expatriate brain to handle that.
     
  7. O

    Ogah JF-Expert Member

    #7
    Mar 28, 2009
    Joined: Mar 10, 2006
    Messages: 6,189
    Likes Received: 15
    Trophy Points: 135
    100% true Mkuu Susu.....kwa kweli inaumiza sana....ideally wengi wetu tulio nje ya TZ tulitakiwa kuwa nyumbani......we are facing all kind of indignities simply because our leaders have led us to the mess we are in today.....tuko nchi za watu tunabuni miradi ya maendeleo tunaisimamia na inafanikiwa....why nyumbani hatufanikiwi?........honesly its beacuse we don't have dedicated/determined people......the few (i.e. detremined pple) we have are being overuled by Mafisadi..........

    Wallah nakuambia..........inabidi tuchukue hatua..."if not you & me then who?, if not now.....when?.........the time is now......"

    Kinachosikitisha zaidi ni pale ambapo Mafisadi wamejua mbinu zetu na sasa wanatuchanganya.......ile focus tuliyokuwa nayo inaanza kupotea/imepotea........tunabomoana wenyewe kwa wenyewe.....na wananchi sasa wanatuchoka.....trust me they will vote for fisadis again!!......

    Juzi juzi nilipokuwa Tz........nilisikitika sana kuona watu tunavyopata shida kwa kila kitu kinachoitwa huduma kwa jamii....you name it.......kuanzia hospitali mpaka mashule........in short Nchi inabidi itangaziwe hali ya hatari kwa maendeleo ya kila sector!!!!!!!!....can you imagine that?....the whole system inabidi iwe overhauled......yaani naandika nikiwa na hasira sana.....kipindi hicho hicho nikaenda kumtembelea mshikaji wangu mjini KIGALI........yaani Susu utashangaa....utafikiri umeingia mbingu za aina gani sijui....watu wako focused...they all know what they want from top to the bottom and vise versa.......is responding!!........extremely contrary to our side "the system is Not Responding" we therefore need to re-start it ofcourse with a new kind of operating system.....damn!
     
  8. bm21

    bm21 JF-Expert Member

    #8
    Mar 28, 2009
    Joined: May 12, 2008
    Messages: 774
    Likes Received: 5
    Trophy Points: 0
    Sure the system needs to be restated with new operating system irrespectively of how the new system will perform but it will be a platform for change and further quick innovation. I say so because some fools members here will argue who do we think fits best other the the shit JK as a justification to keep on the cultural tolerance of Tanzania even when they know for sure things are not happening they way they should.
     
  9. M

    MzalendoHalisi JF-Expert Member

    #9
    Mar 28, 2009
    Joined: Jun 24, 2007
    Messages: 3,842
    Likes Received: 91
    Trophy Points: 145
    Sasa mbona Waethiopia wengi kila siku wanaikimbia nchi yao!

    Kuna umaskini na njaa ajabu nchi hii!

    Shida tupu!
     
  10. Andindile

    Andindile JF-Expert Member

    #10
    Mar 28, 2009
    Joined: Mar 18, 2009
    Messages: 303
    Likes Received: 1
    Trophy Points: 33
    Ndio maana selikari inaumiza kichwa ili kubadiri kasoro zilizopo. Na pia usisahau kuwa Ethiopia kuna maeneo ambayo hayajawahi kufurahi kuwa chini ya himaya ya Ethiopoa hasa eneo lililopo mpakani mwa Somalia na Waoromo. Kwa hiyo si ajabu wakawa wanakimbia nchi kwa sababu wanazozijua wenyewe.
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2009
  11. kinetiq01

    kinetiq01 Member

    #11
    Mar 29, 2009
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
    Messages: 49
    Likes Received: 0
    Trophy Points: 0
    kuna kipengele kimoja katika hii story ambacho nadhani tunaweza kujifunza katika uendelezaji na utekelezaji wa miradi hasa ya madini na nishati.

    Ethiopia inasema ilipuuza World Bank kwa kuwa ina pre-conditions za kipuuzi kabla ya kutoa mikopo au funding.


    The dam that divides Ethiopians
     
Loading...