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The Waste Transformers create decentralized, nutrient and energy hubs by converting residual waste streams into energy, whilst recovering (on-site) the natural resources and water in the waste. We empower local communities to leverage their waste to power positive change. Using smart business models, we do this in a way that is financially attractive today. It is a small-scale, high impact approach that is revolutionizing the way we deal with waste. http://www.thewastetransformers.com
Sierra Leone, is a country that emerged from a decade of civil war which ended in 2002, but left in its wake social unrest and a destroyed social and physical infrastructure. After making strides to rebuild its fragile economy, it was devastated again by Ebola until it was finally declared Ebola free in March 2016 . Recently a food scandal broke out in the capital of Freetown, that was both heartbreaking and scandalous. Contaminated chicken was imported into Sierre Leone by a trader. The countries health services rendered the chicken unfit for human consumption and under the orders of government, the carcasses where buried on a landfill site. Thousands of people stormed the dump site and poor people dug the chicken up that had been buried in human, garbage and industrial waste. Together...
Our DFID funded Waste to Wealth project in Makeni, Sierra Leone has recently come to an end, resulting in the establishment of 6 micro-enterprises all working with waste. Film-maker Mike Duff visited Makeni back in March to see what we had been up to. Living Earth Foundation have committed to continue providing support to these 'Waste to Wealth' enterprises for the next 6 months, and have already recruited a Project Officer and a Business Development Mentor to work with them to help them develop sound business and marketing plans. We hope that in this period they will be able to create a market for these new products, and contribute to Makeni City Council's waste management strategy in the process! To keep up to date with our work in Sierra Leone, check out our website and twitter feed...
Bio Ethanol Plant Construction with Biomass cogeneration in Sierra Leone for Addax Bioenergy EPCM supply of a complete cane processing line for the production of ethanol with cogeneration General contractor: De Smet Engineers & Contractors www.dsengineers.com Plant capacity: 80,000 m³ per year of Fuel Grade Ethanol Customer: Addax Bioenergy - www.addaxbioenergy.com
http://www.worldbank.org - For Judith in Tanzania, a load of manure is a wonderful thing. She got a loan to buy a couple of cows so she could create homemade biogas fuel to save money on expensive and polluting cooking fuels. Watch how her life has been transformed -- and learn why a program that encourages women to invest in sustainable energy is benefiting entire communities. End Poverty? Take it On! To learn more go to http://www.ESMAP.org. The World Bank's Africa Energy team receives support from the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) through the Africa Renewable Energy Access Program (AFREA)
To support Kelvin and young innovators like him, please visit http://www.crowdrise.com/InnovateSalone 15-Year-Old Kelvin Doe is an engineering whiz living in Sierra Leone who scours the trash bins for spare parts, which he uses to build batteries, generators and transmitters. Completely self-taught, Kelvin has created his own radio station where he broadcasts news and plays music under the moniker, DJ Focus. Kelvin became the youngest person in history to be invited to the "Visiting Practitioner's Program" at MIT. THNKR had exclusive access to Kelvin and his life-changing journey - experiencing the US for the first time, exploring incredible opportunities, contending with homesickness, and mapping out his future. Here is a link to the Bobby Fala track in the video on SoundCloud: ...
In Liberia, new infections of the Ebola virus have dropped to one-tenth from levels seen when the virus was at its peak. The country recently reopened its border with Sierra Leone and lifted its nationwide curfews after several months of closure. But the country still has the problem of what to do with huge quantities of potentially infectious human waste. health insurance uk.
In the developing world there is a huge and growing waste problem. At the moment 9 million people die every year due to the mismanagement of waste and pollutants. That's 20 times more than die of malaria. If we ignore this waste problem, we will miss a key opportunity to save lives and create jobs for people living in poverty. The circular economy is a new way of thinking about the world. Our current way of doing things is linear: we take natural resources, make items, use them then throw them away. At this point all the energy, water and materials used in making them are thrown away too. The circular economy, however, keeps resources in use for as long as possible. Items, like cars, are shared rather than sitting idle. They can also be repaired or rebuilt rather than being thrown away w...
Palm oil is one of the world's most widely produced vegetable oils. Its production leaves behind huge amounts of wastewater and plant refuse. That leads to emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane - corresponding to the energy yield of 750 millions liters of diesel fuel. The Federal Agricultural Research Centre in Germany has joined forces with an engineering firm in Bremen and the Indonesian Oil Palm Research Institute to develop what is called "zero-waste" technology. They turn part of the plant waste into compost. The rest is used for environmentally benign energy production. Of some 500 palm oil mills in Malaysia and Indonesia, nine have been equipped with the new technology. More facilities are under construction or in the planning stages. Report by: Hagen Tober
This webinar highlights the impacts, current opportunities, and remaining challenges in scaling distributed energy solutions in West Africa. Panelists explore the role of distributed energy solutions in promoting the economic recovery of Sierra Leone in addition to the social benefits brought by access to modern energy services. They highlight the implementation of the UK Department for International Development’s Energy Africa Compact.
From cookies and ice cream to soap and shampoo: every second product in supermarkets contains palm oil. New oil plantations grab land and destroy the environment in e.g. Sierra Leone. But there is a fair and environmentally friendly alternative way.
Power for All talks to the people on the frontlines of energy poverty, and finds out how using decentralized renewables (like solar home systems or mini-grids) has changed their world for the better. We are issuing a Call to Action for policy makers to help this revolution go further still.
The Green Actors of West Africa present SOTE: The State of the Environment. A video series on the major environmental topics in the West African region. This 10 min. episode is on waste management. It is showing the threats to people and environment. But it also shows solutions and positive examples of NGO initiatives in Benin, Ghana and Sierra Leone.
A new company in Kenya is turning all kinds of waste into all kinds of energy, saving both money and the environment. The new system is changing minds about what is "good" fuel, while the local economy is getting a boost from the alternate energies. Afrisol Energy Limited is one of the 270 green enterprises supported by the World Bank's Climate Technology Program, an initiative powered by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Australian Aid), Denmark’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DANIDA), Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For more information visit www.infoDev.org/Climate
EVEN YEHUDA, Israel, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bluesphere Corp. (BLSP) (the "Company" or "Bluesphere"), an energy company that develops, manages and owns waste-to-energy projects, announced today its wholly-owned subsidiary has signed a Joint Venture Agreement with Alfa Eco Corporation. New York-based Alfa Eco is a leading private business group that consists of direct investment funds owning and managing assets in a range of industries, including energy in the United States and abroad. Alfa Eco has strategic partnerships in Bulgaria, Brazil, China, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia, Sierra Leone, Switzerland, Ukraine and other countries. Per the terms of the Joint Venture Agreement, Bluesphere and Alfa Eco will form a joint venture corporation jointly owned by the companies on a 50%/50% ...
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Sierra Leone's solar market has exploded since the launch of the Sierra Leone Energy Revolution and the signing of the Energy Africa Compact between the Governments of Sierra Leone and the UK. In the last year, more than 130,000 certified solar products have flooded onto the market. But, who is buying solar and how has this changed their lives? Meet the people of Songo village and hear what solar means to them.
Information about how to contribute: Find us at Facebook (search for "end the fires in freetown") Help engineers without boarders to set up a pilot plant for composting of organic waste in Kingtom landfill and contribute to an improvement of the severe waste problem in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Editing: David Andersson Photo: Emil Leonardi Voice: Josh Lenn
In the hypermodern bio-energy plant Eneco Bio Golden Raand waste wood is converted into 100% green power. Annually 49,9MWh is produced. This amount is comparable to the electricity consumption of 120,000 households. With this 'green' power plant, Eneco is saving 250,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year, the equivalent of the annual CO2 output of over 78,000 cars. Eneco wants to make our whole country more sustainable. Alongside wind and solar energy, bio-energy is helping to supply even more households and businesses with clean and affordable energy.
United Nations, April 2014 - Clean water for drinking, cooking and washing is beyond the reach of hundreds of millions -- and about a third of the world's population don't have access to good sanitation. But the sheer scale of the problem doesn't stop one woman who's on a mission to see that everyone has safe water. We take you to Brazil. Script (pdf): http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/21century-brazil-april2014.pdf 21st Century Show # 89
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Earthship Biotecture and Non-profit, Empower Malawi, will build a sustainable community center for the people of Malawi. Inspired by nature, Michael Reynolds' Flower-Petal Design evolved from Earthship's disaster relief project in Haiti, and was implemented at Earthship's first project in Africa, Goderich Waldorf School, in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The project, Kapita Earthship Community Centre, is to be the first of its kind in the area and will become a sustainable development epicenter for 38 villages and over 5,000 rural people in South East Mzimba district East Mzimba district in Malawi. The Kapita Earthship Community Centre is to house a secure community bank, a library, a dispensary for medical services and supplies, administration offices, classrooms for teaching children and adu...