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Standard Bank Biomass Fair 2024 – Save The Date

We are excited to announce the Standard Bank Biomass Fair 2024, dedicated to promoting the growing biomass sector in Namibia and the surrounding regions. The event will take place over three days, from 8 – 10 August 2024, in Otjiwarongo. The fair offers a modern conference venue and the perfect [...]

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NamPower’s Otjikoto Biomass Power Project to Create Over 2,500 Jobs and Boost Local Economy

40MW NamPower’s Otjikoto Biomass Power Project is set to begin construction soon, bringing over 2,500 jobs and boosting our local economy. This milestone project paves firm grounds for learning and improving several industry activities such as diverse inclusive feedstock supply strategies (large scale & ad hoc supplies), implementation of sustainability frameworks [...]

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SteamBio Africa Biofuel

SBA Biofuel Steambioafrica’s new biofuel is produced using the new superheated steam process. It transforms locally harvested invasive bushes into SBA biofuel which can be used for convenient and affordable heating and cooking. SBA biofuel is processed in Namibia , at our first production plant at the Cheetah Conservation Fund [...]

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Celebrating Namibia’s Dynamic Biomass Sectoras the Namibia-German Bush Control Bilateral Project Concludes

This project was one of the cornerstone initiatives supporting governments efforts to combat bush encroachment in Namibia, and we are going to miss it. It played a pivotal role in shaping strategies and approaches on bush control and enhancing the capacities of farmers and entrepreneurs to create value chains,’ said [...]

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Namibia Biomass Industry Group will represent SURE certification in Namibia

Exciting News: Namibia Biomass Industry Group (N-BiG) Embarks on Strategic Partnership with SURE Certification! N-BiG is pleased to announce our pivotal role as the National Supporting Body in the collaboration with SURE Certification. This partnership signifies a major stride towards advancing sustainable biomass certification in Namibia and sets the stage [...]

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Mobilizing Climate Finance through Carbon Removal: The Namibian Bush Biomass and Biochar Case.

Thrilled to present our comprehensive study on “Mobilizing Climate Finance through Carbon Removal: The Namibian Bush Biomass and Biochar Case.” Conducted by South Pole Carbon Asset Management Ltd. and VO Consulting for the Ministry of environment Namibia /GIZ Bush Control and Biomass Utilization Project (BCBU).In collaboration with stakeholders, the study [...]

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Standard Bank Biomass Fair 2023- Igniting the growth of the Biomass Sector

Namibia Biomass Industry Group (N-BiG), the Charcoal Association of Namibia (CAoN), and the Namibian University of Science and Technology (NUST) successfully hosted the three -day Standard Bank Biomass Fair 2023, which included the Research Symposium, Biomass Industry Conference, Expo, Exclusive networking event and Biomass Music Concert, on the 7 – [...]

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Standard Bank Biomass Fair 2023 – Registration

The Research Symposium and Industry Conference will be held in a hybrid format, with video-streamed presentations and interactive panel discussions following each session. For online or Physical Participation, please register via this link: https://app.glueup.com/event/85902/register/

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Standard Bank BIOMASS FAIR 2023

The Standard Bank Biomass Fair 2023 is set to take place from 7 to 9 September 2023 at Gross Barmen Resort, south-west of Okahandja in the Otjozondjupa Region. The three-day event, organised by the Namibia Biomass Industry Group (N-BiG), the Charcoal Association of Namibia (CAoN) and the Namibia University of [...]

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Standard Bank Biomass Fair 2023

We are excited to inform you that the Standard Bank Biomass Fair 2023 will now take place at Gross Barmen Resort, located south-west of Okahandja in the beautiful Otjozondjupa Region still from the 7 to 9 September 2023. The resort boasts a modern conferencing venue that perfectly aligns with the [...]

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Tu Delft – N-BiG Participatory Workshop

TU Delft , the Netherlands, in collaboration with N-BiG hosted a participatory workshop on the utilization of encroacher bush to produce shipping biofuels in Namibia. The full-day workshop took place on the 16th of February at Roof of Africa in Windhoek. This workshop is part of the Clean Shipping project, [...]

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BBE – N-BiG Project Implementation Strategy Workshop

This week: 6th-8th February 2023, N-BiG in collaboration with BBE launched their project implementation strategy plan during a 3-day workshop. These workshops consisted of two internal workshops attended by representatives from BBE,N-BiG, and Sequa. The final workshop, held on the 8th of February 2023 included representatives from BBE, Sequa, key [...]

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Appointment of New N-BiG Director

Our very first female director, Dr. Ndahafa Nghifindaka was appointed during this year’s AGM. Dr. Nghifindaka currently serves as President of the Namibia Emerging Commercial Farmers’ Union (NECFU). We warmly welcome Dr. Nghifindaka and look forward to a fruitful working relationship

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Namibia Environment Minister launches Namibia’s National Bush Management Resource Strategy 2022-2027

Namibia could generate up to N$76 billion over the next 25 years if the 15.8 million hectares of bush encroached land is thinned sustainably. This is the overall target for restoration of bush encroached land in the National Strategy on the Sustainable Management of Bush Resources 2022-2027, launched on 08September [...]

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Standard Bank Biomass Fair 2022 Online

Date: 07 – 08 September 2022 Registration link:  https://app.glueup.com/event/standard-bank-biomass-fair-2022-online-62635/ Following the covid-19 pandemic, which halted the event and made large-scale activities worldwide difficult, the Namibia Biomass Industry Group (N-BiG), the Namibia Charcoal Association (NCA), and the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), will host a two-day Biomass Fair comprising of a [...]

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Standard Bank Biomass Fair 2022

Date: 07 – 08 September 2022 Venue: Safari Hotel and Conference Centre, Windhoek, Namibia Registration website: https://app.glueup.com/event/standard-bank-biomass-fair-2022-59710/ Following the covid-19 pandemic, which halted the event and made large-scale activities worldwide difficult, the Namibia Biomass Industry Group (N-BiG), the Namibia Charcoal Association (NCA), and the Namibia University of Science and Technology [...]

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Namibia Biomass Industry Group and Agribank signs Memorandum of Understanding – 14 July 2022

Group photo caption – From L-R: Ms. Victoria Hango, Senior Technical Officer: N-BiG; Mr. Nangolo Malima, Board Member: N-BiG; Mr. Progress Kashandula, CEO: N-BiG; Dr Raphael Karuaihe, CEO: Agribank; Mr. Andre Botes, Executive Sales: Agribank; Ms. Elaine Madih, Agri-Advisory Services Manager: Agribank; Mr. Kenneth Kasata, Risk Officer: Agribank. Read full [...]

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NOTICE

Please note that we have migrated all the De-bushing Advisory Service website contents from: https://www.n-big.org/  to: https://www.n-big.org/ as the DAS website is discontinued. Farmers’ tools, downloads, additional information, FAQ, videos, and success stories can now be accessed under the N-BiG advisory service via this link: https://www.n-big.org/advisory-services/ Our advisory service continues [...]

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