Biofuels and bio-based products can help reduce African dependence on petroleum and charcoal for transportation, chemicals, materials, and cooking fuels. As the United States and Europe work quickly to green air travel and electrify ground transportation, African nations are exploring applications of biofuels to meet immediate energy consumption needs. The bioeconomy presents an opportunity for sustainable investment in African countries that are working to decarbonize while simultaneously accelerate economic growth.

We are pleased to invite you to join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center on Wednesday, March 9th, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST for the first of a series of private roundtables on the future of the bioeconomy in Africa. This private, virtual workshop will convene key stakeholders to discuss international investment in Africa’s bioeconomy, as well as the potential for biofuels to help decarbonize the transportation sector in select African countries. 

Please register here to receive Zoom information and a full program agenda. You will be able to join this conversation via the Zoom web application Zoom, the Zoom desktop or mobile app, and by phone. 


Welcome remarks by

Aubrey Hruby
Nonresident Senior Fellow
Atlantic Council Africa Center

A conversation with

Paolo Frankl
Head of the Renewable Energy Division
International Energy Agency

Michela Morese
National Resources Officer and Executive Secretary
Global Bioenergy Partnership at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Greg Murray
Co-Founder and CEO
KOKO Networks

Moderated by

Aubrey Hruby
Nonresident Senior Fellow
Atlantic Council Africa Center

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