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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...
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
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: ...
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)
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% ...
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.
In Brooklyn, neighbors are building their own power grid. They are not only producing their own energy, but they also want to start trading it amongst each other.
http://brandsierraleone.tv Brand Sierra Leone TV: Building Innovative Perceptions Sierra Leone has been ranked 61th in the GPI 2011, the world's leading measure of global peace created by the Institute for Economics and Peace. See more: http://brandsierraleone.tv http://www.facebook.com/brandsierraleone https://twitter.com/BrandSalone
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
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
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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.
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
The differences between West Africa and modern western culture are celebrated through this short photo essay taken while I was in Sierra Leone Africa in 2012. The idea came to me while in America to juxtapose some photos celebrating the difference between the west and Western Africa. Hope you enjoy.
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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.
Many people in Sierra Leone use a wood-stove to prepare their meals. Mister Njai traveled to Kenya 19 years ago where he saw ways to cook more economical. When he returned home he came up with a stove that needs less wood: the 'Wonder Stove'. According to Njai his stove has many advantages such as the reduction of deforestation, faster cooking and less smoke production. Although many companies has copied his idea, the stove is a big success. News about Africa is very often filled with stereotyped images of famine, war and disease. But there is also another side to the continent. Fast-growing economies and investment opportunities. The Dutch production company Interactive Africa focuses its lens precisely on the innovative side of Africa with its online video reports Spark Africa. Also v...
Africans have been waiting for decades for the mains electricity which the rich world takes for granted. Sub-Saharan Africa’s 910m people consume less electricity each year than the 4.8m people of Alabama. Many more who are on the grid suffer brown-outs and dangerous surges in current. But a solar revolution is afoot. In 2009 just 1% of sub-Saharan Africans used solar lighting. Now it is nearly 5% or 11m people. The International Energy Agency, a Paris-based government think-tank, reckons that 500m more people will have solar electricity by 2030, Why is solar power spreading so fast in Africa? There are three main reasons. First, solar panel technology has improved. Efficiency gains and mass production mean that modern photovoltaic panels have plunged in price per watt – to around 30 ...
Is this the world we created; by Jeanine Ecklund
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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...