Environmental Impacts of Woodfuel Consumption in Ghana

Date: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2006 - 5:00am - 6:00am

Essel Ben Hagan
Director, Institute of Industrial Research, Accra, Ghana

Dr. Essel Ben Hagan is the Director of the Institute of Industrial Research, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Accra, Ghana. The Institute undertakes research and development, consultancy services, and transfer of proven industrial technologies to support to Ghana’s industrial sector, particularly the small and medium scale enterprises. He is a Chemical Engineer by training and holds a PhD in Energy Demand Analysis and Modelling. Dr. Essel Ben Hagan has participated as a resource person in several programmes of Ghana’s Ministry of Energy and the Energy Commission on biomass energy technologies and policy for about 20 years. He has also provided similar professional services to the World Bank, UNDP, UNCHS (Habitat), UNESCO and DANNIDA. He is also a co-author of a book entitled “Biomass Conversion and Technology