A Study of Biomass as a Source of Energy in Pakistan

Ghulam Qambar Amur, S.C. Bhattacharya


Biomass is a major source of energy in Pakistan. However, as in the case of most developing countries, reliable estimates of biomass energy use in different sectors of the country are not available. This paper presents the status of biomass energy use in Pakistan. About 65.07 billion kg consumption has been estimated, which is equal to 22.57 MTOE and accounts for 44% of the total primary energy needs of the country. The share of firewood in the traditional energy is about 56%. The household sector is the major end user and consumes 86% of the total biomass energy. The traditional cook stoves are the major end users of biomass energy, and consume about 80% of the total quantity.

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