Assessment of Biomass Resources in Liberia

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


Biomass resources meet about 99.5% of the Liberian population's energy needs so they are vital to basic welfare and economic activity. Already, traditional biomass products like firewood and charcoal are the primary energy source used for domestic cooking and heating. However, other more efficient biomass technologies are available that could open opportunities for agriculture and ruraldevelopment, and provide other socio-economic and environmental benefits.The main objective of this study is to estimate the biomass resources currently and potentially available in the country and evaluate their contribution for power generation and the production of transportation fuels. It intends to inform policy makers and industry developers of the biomass resource availability in Liberia,identify areas with high potential, and serve as a base for further, more detailed site-specific assessments.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages46
StatePublished - 2009

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-6A2-44808


  • agriculture
  • biomass
  • biomass resources
  • biomass technologies
  • environmental benefits
  • Liberia
  • rural development
  • transportation fuels


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