Workneh - Bio-Energy Technology Specialist - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Kidane Workneh

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Bio-Energy Technology Specialist


Bio-energy technology Design expert, Bio-gas technology Specialist, renewable energy technology expert, focusing on biomass energy, Energy and The environment, End use efficiency measurement, Project management, Project Implementation Do formulation,

Work History

Senior Bio-Energy

Ministry of Water & Energy

From May 2010

Technology Design Expert

Team Leader

Biomass Technology

October 2000 - April 2010

Process reengineering team member in the Energy Sources and Technologies Development and Promotion Process to redesign the new process for implementation of renewable energy technologies
Coordination of all biomass technologies development
Monitoring and evaluation of biomass technology dissemination
Potential assessment for project proposal and development
Formulation of Project Implementation Document for National Domestic Biogas Dissemination program in Ethiopia in collaboration with SNV senior advisors
Bio-diesel implementation strategy formulation
Use of Gasification technology development for thermal and electricity generation appraisal
Supervision of experts and technicians within the team
Assisting on the promotion and development of biomass technologies when requested

Senior biomass expert

Monitoring and evaluation of biomass technologies
Potential assessment for energy problem interventions
Supervision of technicians

Chief energy chemist


Biogas technology studies and development project head
Indoor air pollution impact studies working team
Impact of energy on the environment study counter expert
Biogas Injera stove design and efficiency test
Biomass energy project feasibility study

Higher energy chemist

Ethiopian Energy Authority

Biomass Laboratory Team Leader
Biomass fuel potential assessment
Coal utilization study project head
Agricultural waste Brequetting pilot project chemical analyst
Carbonization of agricultural wastes UNIDO support program
Biogas technology training and supervision

Energy Chemist

Ethiopian Energy

studies & research Center

Biomass Laboratory head
End use efficiency measurement- ILO Support project
Biomass Energy project feasibility study- World Bank program
Chemical analysis of biogas feed stocks
Calorific value determination of fuel wood

Junior Chemist

Ethiopian National Energy

From August 1982

1. Biomass Energy Laboratory head
House hold energy survey project (EEC-CESEN)
Potential assessment of biogas technology in Ethiopia
Utilization of low density biomass energy
2. Coordination of End use efficiency measurement
Stove efficiency test
Biogas appliance efficiency measurement

Papers and Reports (unpublished)
Project Implementation Document for National Domestic Biogas Dissemination Program for Ethiopia (EREDPC/SNV)
Biogas Efficiency test reports EESRC
A proposal for an integrated rural energy system (Energy from Biomass, Sussex University)
Ethanol: Is it energy for the future? (Energy from Biomass Sussex University)
The effect of acid rain on vegetation (Physico-chemical environment, Sussex University)
Limits to growth or sustainable development: What is implied or required at global level? (Energy modeling, SPRU, Sussex University)
What have been the main problem in defusing energy technologies in rural parts of Africa and how effective the policy response been? (SPRU, Sussex University)

I certify that all the above information is true to the best of my knowledge.

Date: February 12, 2013 Signature

Qualifications & Certifications

Project Management

University of Sussex

Energy & the Environment

School of Engineering

University of Catania

School of Solar Energy

School of Solar Energy

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