2019.03.01A delegation of the German Bundestag visits NamibiaFive members of the Budgetary Committee of the German Federal Parliament (the “Bundestag”) visited Namibia from 24 to 26 February 2019.Download
2019.07.08Dealing with Drought: Bush-based Animal Feed Trainings for FarmersTo support farmers deal with the drought, DAS has been conducting a series of animal feed trainings across Namibia with a focus on bush encroached areas. Download
2019.07.31‘Training-of-Trainers’ in the Bush Control and Biomass Utilisation IndustryA group of 36 trainees consisting of public and private extension officials, newly university graduates and young professionals attended the first kick off pilot training of trainers in Okahandja.Download
2019.08.09Biomass Technology Expo at Otjiwa draws over thousand visitorsThe Biomass Technology Expo (BTE) at Otjiwa near Otjiwarongo on Friday 9 August 2019 turned out to be biggest biomass day Namibia has ever seen.Download
2019.09.27Namibia's participation at 19th Congress of Wood Energy in GermanyNamibia presented itself as a prospective partner country at this year’s Wood Energy Conference in Würzburg, Germany. Download
2019.10.17NCA Charcoal Field DayCharcoal makes a significant contribution to Namibia’s economy. At a NCA charcoal field day in Okahandja, farmers informed themselves on how to realise the “money in the bush”.Download
2019.10.31JOINING FORCES to Turn Environmental Challenges into Socio-Economic BenefitsIn an effort of intra-GIZ cooperation, the Livelihoods Improvement Project (LIP) in Somalia organised an exchange with the Bush Control and Biomass Utilisation Project (BCBU) in Namibia. The two projects explored how a best practice example of animal fodder production can be replicated in order to achieve tangible socio-economic benefits for rural communities in both African countries.Download
2019.11.21NCA Technology Day “New Hybrid Kilns Launch”The NCA conducted a two-days event centered around the introduction of the new hybrid kilns to enable charcoal production efficiency.Download
2019.11.28Agribank and GIZ/MAWF Bush Control and Biomass Utilisation Project signs new MoU to extend their cooperation in bush control and bush utilisation initiativesAgribank and the GIZ/MAWF Bush Control and Biomass Utilisation Project signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to extend and strengthen their cooperation and to guide the successful implementation of their agreed activities and projects as well as to inform future strategic interventions.Download
2020.03.11Namibian Biomass Industry Steps UpStandard Bank announces sponsorship of Biomass Fair 2020 3-day event will combine research symposium, industry conference, expo Windhoek, 11 March 2020. Preparations have kicked off for Namibia’s biggest biomass event of the year, with Standard Bank committing to be the main sponsor. The “Standard Bank Biomass Fair 2020” will take place at Otjiwa Safari Lodge from 23 to 25 July 2020. This year, the event will span three days, combining a research symposium, an industry conference and an expo for products, services and technology.Download
2020.04.28Farmers should start producing bush-based animal feedThese days, Namibia wears green. It is a wonderful time to marvel at the lush rangelands of our country and also the right time to prepare for drought and start the production of bush-based animal feed.Download
2020.04.26Hamburg and Namibia are Exploring Sustainable Utilisation of Biomass26 May 2020. Biomass from Namibian encroacher bush could turn into a valuable and climate friendly export product. The German city of Hamburg is exploring the option to utilise Namibian biomass to partially replace fossil fuels in energy generation. The German Federal Government, representatives of the Namibian Government and NGOs for development cooperation as well as science institutions have given the impetus for this initiative.Download
22.03.2021Pilot on FSC Certified Charcoal Production in Communal Areas kicks offLaunched on 17 March 2021, the “Commercialisation of Bush Biomass in Communal Areas through FSC certification”
14.07.2022N-BiG and Agribank sign MoUN-BiG and Agribank of Namibia signed a 5 year to explore area of biomass project implementation and financing
2022.08.16Standard Bank Biomass Fair 2022 - 7 - 8 September The Namibia Biomass Industry Group (N-BiG), the Charcoal Association of Namibia (formerly known as the Namibia Charcoal Association (NCA), and the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), will host a two-day Biomass Fair comprising of a Research Symposium and Industry Conference from 7 to 8 September 2022 at the Safari Court Hotel and Conference Centre in Windhoek.

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