The Namibia Biomass industry Group (N-BiG) is a newly established industry organisation to serve and grow the Namibian biomass industry. N-BiG was founded through the support of the GIZ Support to De-bushing Programme, and its founding members. N-BiG is currently still establishing itself, and has only had a full-time team committed to it since May 2016. N-BiG looks forward to growing its membership base and rolling out its services and projects in order to support its members and to develop the biomass industry in Namibia as a whole.
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We are a hub of biomass information. We collect relevant information from the industry and share it with our members.Our members are also encouraged to share information..
We identify industry needs and then address those needs in the best way possible, whether it be through stakeholder workshops, trainings, site visits or mentoring.
We conduct and facilitate applied research in order to benefit the industry and its members. N-BiG also offers product development support through leveraging its member network and associate organisations.
We at N-BiG are continuously expanding our network through bringing on new members to partnering with more organisations. Our organisations strength is in its network.
We are actively involved in biomass and other industry related policy development frameworks and other regulatory activities in order to represent the biomass industry.
We support our members to the fullest extent possible. Whatever the specific member needs are, N-BiG will be able to help address those needs. Please refer to the N-BiG Membership Benefits section below.
We facilitate the sharing of a host of information with our members, including research findings, relevant news, contacts, available service contracts, relevant events, ongoing projects etc.
We have a wide range of technical expertise on offer to our members, including but not limited to harvesting, environmental clearance, licensing, processing (chipping, milling, pelleting, compressing, charcoal, pyrolysis etc), business development, biotechnology, marketing, research and development, and project management.
We offer relevant training workshops, in line with what our member needs are. Members can request for specific training workshops, whereby N-BiG can facilitate them accordingly.
We will in the near future strive to offer analytical services to our members in relation to biomass properties, both chemical and physical. N-BiG is currently pursuing the development of specific biomass standards for the industry, which will also be made available to its members.
We can advise our members on how best to start harvesting and processing biomass or how else to enter the biomass industry. We also offer support to land owners who wish to have their land de-bushed, including the regulatory procedures and operational procedures to be followed, amongst others.
We support our members in entering new markets as well as growing their existing ones. We negotiate supply agreements on behalf of our members and we help link our members to new buyers or suppliers.