Use of biomass fuels in the brick-making industries of Sudan: Implications for deforestation and greenhouse gas emission

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Abstract

The study focuses on the potential roles of the brick making industries in Sudan in deforestation and greenhouse gas emission due to the consumption of biofuels. The results were based on the observation of 25 brick making industries from three administrative regions in Sudan namely, Khartoum, Kassala and Gezira. The methodological approach followed the procedures outlined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). For predicting a serious deforestation scenario, it was also assumed that all of wood use for this particular purpose is from unsustainable sources. The study revealed that the total annual quantity of fuelwood consumed by the surveyed brick making
industries (25) was 2,381 t dm. Accordingly, the observed total potential deforested wood was 10,624 m3,in which the total deforested round wood was 3,664 m3 and deforested branches was 6,961 m³. The study
observed that a total of 2,990 t biomass fuels (fuelwood and dung cake) consumed annually by the surveyed brick making industries for brick burning. Consequently, estimated total annual emissions of greenhouse gases were 4,832 t CO2, 21 t CH4, 184 t CO, 0.15 t N20, 5 t NOX and 3.5 t NO while the total
carbon released in the atmosphere was 1,318 t. Altogether, the total annual greenhouse gases emissions from biomass fuels burning was 5,046 t; of which 4,104 t from fuelwood and 943 t from dung cake burning. According to the results, due to the consumption of fuelwood in the brick making industries (3,450 units) of Sudan, the amount of wood lost from the total growing stock of wood in forests and trees in Sudan annually would be 1,466,000 m3 encompassing 505,000 m3 round wood and 961,000 m3 branches
annually. By considering all categories of biofuels (fuelwood and dung cake), it was estimated that, the total emissions from all the brick making industries of Sudan would be 663,000 t CO2, 2,900 t CH4, 25,300 t CO, 20 t N2O, 720 t NOX and 470 t NO per annum, while the total carbon released in the atmosphere would be 181,000 t annually.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHelsinki
Publisher
Publication statusPublished - 2006
MoE publication typeG2 Master's thesis, polytechnic Master's thesis

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Alam, S. A. (2006). Use of biomass fuels in the brick-making industries of Sudan: Implications for deforestation and greenhouse gas emission. Helsinki: Department of Forest Ecology / Viikki Tropical Resources Institute (VITRI).
Alam, Syed Ashraful. / Use of biomass fuels in the brick-making industries of Sudan: Implications for deforestation and greenhouse gas emission. Helsinki : Department of Forest Ecology / Viikki Tropical Resources Institute (VITRI), 2006. 87 p.
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Helsinki : Department of Forest Ecology / Viikki Tropical Resources Institute (VITRI), 2006. 87 p.

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Alam SA. Use of biomass fuels in the brick-making industries of Sudan: Implications for deforestation and greenhouse gas emission. Helsinki: Department of Forest Ecology / Viikki Tropical Resources Institute (VITRI), 2006. 87 p.