Africa is the continent with the highest share of bioenergy in its energy balance. Over 50 % of all energy used in Africa is bioenergy. According to the most recent FAO report the net loss of forest area in Africa has been accelerating and was on average 3,9 Million hectares per year. The need for large amounts of firewood and charcoal is among the key drivers of deforestation.
Using pellets can play an important role in making Africa’s energy supply more sustainable. They can be produced locally from abundant unused agricultural residues or purpose grown plants providing both livelihoods and low-cost clean energy. In this way pellets can contribute to a number of sustainable development goals including affordable and clean energy, good health and well-being, climate action, sustainable cities and communities and others, represented in the colors of the propellets Africa logo.