The GIZ/MAWF Bush Control and Biomass Utilisation Project and collaboration with the Institute of Applied Material Flow Management (IfaS) organised a business delegation from the European biomass sector who visited Namibia in the past days. The aim of their tour in the central North of the country was to discover the tremendous economic potential springing from bush encroachment. During their stay, the delegates investigated the production of charcoal, animal feed and wood chips, met their Namibian counterparts and discussed possible investments. The delegation visit took place under the heading of a Namibian Biomass Industrial Park, which would create synergies between various national and international enterprises – all intending to sustainably exploit the opportunities deriving from Namibia’s bush biomass.
The visit ended with a stakeholder Conference on Monday, 8th April 2019 in Windhoek were both Namibian and European counterparts discussed and presented investment opportunities for a Biomass Industrial Park as well as prospects for commercial use of biomass at national and the international marketing opportunities to be explored.