Sino-Pak biomass energy’s cooperation could help to mitigate climate change, said Zhang Dayong, secretary-general of the Biomass Energy Industry Part Association (BEIPA).
Biomass energy cooperation could be a new starting point between the two countries under CPEC, he said in an interview to Gwadar Pro. He viewed that the de-coal initiative launched by PM Imran Khan requires the country to develop clean energy to fill the energy gap.
According to Zhang Dayong, biomass energy, generated by utilizing effluent and waste, has become one of the most commonly used renewable sources of energy in the last two decades, second only to hydropower in the generation of electricity. It accounts for almost 15% of the world’s total energy supply and as much as 35% in developing countries.
Biomass energy has huge potential in the process of coal removal and carbon reduction. Zhang said, “It is environmentally friendly, due to biomass energy being a green, zero-carbon fuel, which will contribute greatly to the carbon-neutral goal;”
“In addition, it can be utilized in a diversed manner. Unlike clean energy such as photovoltaic, wind power and hydropower, which are limited to power generation, biomass energy can also produce heat, oil and gas, even integrate business intelligence,” he added. “Finally, biomass energy, which is closely and directly related to citizens’ daily life, has a strong attribute of people’s livelihood. It can take advantage
Pakistan is an agricultural country with a large population; it has abundant resources such as waste in urban and rural areas, and a huge energy market, so it is suitable to develop biomass energy which can alleviate multiple problems in Pakistan such as electricity shortage, climate change, and polluting emission.