Energy is crucial to sustainable development in small island developing states (SIDS) and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LP Gas) has a central role in achieving that goal.
Tofu and Tempeh Production in Indonesia - A WLPGA Case Study
Tofu and tempeh (a traditional soy product originally from Indonesia) are fundamental to the Indonesian diet where they are a staple source of affordable protein. Tofu and tempeh are traditionally produced using firewood to heat soybeans. A lack of government regulation has led to poor sanitation, safety and health conditions, and high environmental impacts.
Natural disasters are a tragic reality. Earthquakes, tsunami, hurricanes, floods strike frequently and often with very little warning causing disruption to power and energy networks. This can directly affect hundreds of thousands of people who are often forced to seek temporary accommodation. These survivors need fuel for warmth and for cooking. The unique benefits of LP Gas mean that it can be transported, stored and used virtually anywhere and this exceptional energy offers swift solutions in times of emergency. This case study looks at how some companies are preparing in advance.
The Roadmap, which was created by a working group of WLPGA members, outlines a project plan for how Cooking For Life will achieve its objective of converting one billion people from using biomass and other traditional fuels to LP Gas by 2030. The Roadmap was managed by Nexight consultants and included feedback from a number of key figures from within and outside the LP Gas industry. The Roadmap outlines the guiding principles of the initiative and what steps need to be taken to reach to goal.
The Statistical Review of Global LP Gas 2013 is now available. A copy will be sent to all WLPGA members and you can expect to receive this shortly. Non members may order a copy of the Review from Argus Media by contacting Philip Shaw on firstname.lastname@example.org.