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American firm to supply 2MW from ‘Mathenge’ Biomass in Kenya

By on February 13, 2015 in Biomass, Renewables with 0 Comments
American firm to supply 2MW from ‘Mathenge’ Biomass in Kenya

American engineering firm Cummins Incorporated will from next month inject two megawatts of power into the national grid, generating electricity from a toxic shrub popularly referred to as Mathenge that predominantly grows in arid areas. Cummins becomes Kenya’s second biomass power plant to connect to the national grid after a Naivasha flower firm announced a […]

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New Enhanced Stoves launched in Kenya

By on August 8, 2014 in Biomass, Renewables with 0 Comments
New Enhanced Stoves launched in Kenya

New wood and charcoal cookstoves with high levels of fuel efficiency and significantly reduced emissions have been launched into the market in Kenya. The stoves have the potential to transform cooking practices in Kenya. What makes these stoves unique is that they are made by local Kenyan businesses and they retail at a price which […]

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Bosch Projects to build Barloworld Power Biogas Power Plant

By on July 18, 2014 in Biomass, Renewables with 0 Comments
Bosch Projects to build Barloworld Power Biogas Power Plant

Bosch Projects has awarded a contract to Barloworld Power to supply equipment for a 4MW biogas-to-power project to be developed in Bronkhorstpruit. Bronkhorstspruit is 78km north-east of Boksburg in Gauteng. A large automobile manufacturer will use the clean electricity the project produces for its plant in Rosslyn, Pretoria. The Bronkhorspruit Biogas Power Plant is an […]

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Innovative Biogas Business Model Gives Affordable Energy to Low Income Farmers in Central Kenya

Innovative Biogas Business Model Gives Affordable Energy to Low Income Farmers in Central Kenya

The scarcity of wood fuel and high cost of kerosene may no longer be a concern for many rural households in Central Kenya, thanks to a patent pending pay-as-you-go biogas business model that delivers a user friendly and affordable energy alternative to cooking and heating. Schutter Energy, a client of the Kenya Climate Innovative Center(KCIC) has […]

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Egypt boosts energy from bio-waste

By on February 24, 2014 in Biomass, Renewables with 0 Comments

Suez Cement Companies Group and the Italian Italcementi Group inaugurated the first waste treatment plant in Egypt this month, with investments that amount to about €5-million.The project is part of the Suez Cement Company’s strategy to boost the amount of energy it gets from fuel derived from bio-waste. The project uses about 45 000 tons […]

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Australian plans for clean energy in Africa

By on July 1, 2013 in Biomass, Geothermal, Renewables with 0 Comments

Wasabi Energy, a developer of clean-power technology, plans to sell shares in a new unit in Africa as rising demand across the continent lures finance from Asia.“There seems to be a lot of funding that is wanting to go towards Africa,” Diane Bettess, chief operating officer of the Melbourne-based company, told Bloomberg. “Chinese companies have […]

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