Kazakhstan - Germany: Biofuels production
German renewable energy experts say that production of biofuels which is an eco-product in Kazakhstan will be very profitable. They advise Kazakhstan to focus on developing the promising sector. Kazakhstan is the largest grain exporter and experts claim that the country could extract biomass from the grains. Biomass is the second largest energy source in Germany. Satpayev University scientists discussed the prospects of Kazakh-German cooperation in renewable development. Germany is the world leader in renewable energy over the past three years. Two major Germany-Kazakh projects are being implemented, which includes a wind park in the Akmola region and a solar park near Karagandy. German scientists say that Kazakhstan has the prerequisites to rapidly build green power plants and develop the alternative energy industry.
THOMAS HELM, DIRECTOR, KONRAD ADENAUER FOUNDATION IN KAZAKHSTAN:
- It makes sense to decentralize it. It would be more economical, given the distances in Kazakhstan, to develop renewable energy in small towns and villages. We should focus on young entrepreneurs’ projects in the regions.