WISIONS of Sustainability

The main objective of WISIONS is to make clean energy a default solution for basic energy needs in developing regions, by helping local partners to identify successes and bring them to scale through regional networks, marketing and demonstration. Read more about WISIONS activities, goals and background.

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Enhancing productive biogas use in agricultural livestock activities in Mexico

News from WISIONS posted on October 27th, 2014

One of our recent projects in Mexico is already making progress. Implemented by IRRI México together with its experienced team of Sistema Biobolsa technicians, the project aims to enhance the productive use of biogas by small agricultural producers in central Mexico by demonstrating the feasibility of using converted gasoline motors for biogas generated mechanical and electrical energy.Read moreMinimize

During the site evaluation, four project sites have been selected by IRRI, based on criteria of stock size (max. 180 swine or 80 cattle), energy use (farms that depended on non-renewable energy) and waste treatment (farms that used only basic waste treatment systems).

At one of the farms in the municipality of Rio Coatlán, an anaerobic biodigester has already been installed in July, followed by two other farms in the municipalities of Huamantla and Soyaniquilpan in August and the fourth in the municipality of Tlayacapan in September 2014.

The waste treatment systems are estimated to be completed and ready for operation by the end of December.

You can find some pictures taken at the project sites below and our SEPS project page here


Meet the WISIONS team at the REN21 Renewables Academy 2014

News from WISIONS posted on October 14th, 2014

The WISIONS team will be attending the REN21 Renewables Academy on 10 - 12 November 2014 at the World Conference Center in Bonn, Germany.Read moreMinimize

The REN21 Renewables Academy 2014 will take stock of the renewable energy developments over the past decade and debate how the global energy transition with renewables can be further advanced. Come network, exchange experiences and debate how to overcome challenges in an informal setting. 

You can meet the WISIONS team on Tuesday, 11 November 2014.

To read more about the event, please follow this link.


Meet the WISIONS team at the conference „Energy and Water solutions in sub-Saharan Africa“ at Lake Constance, Germany

News from WISIONS posted on October 9th, 2014

The WISIONS team will be participating in the conference “Energy and Water solutions in sub-Saharan Africa”, which will take place on 16 - 17 October 2014 in Radolfzell at Lake Constance, Germany.Read moreMinimize

Today, 1.3 billion people worldwide are living without access to electric grid-based energy. In Africa alone, about 70% of the total population relies on fossil fuel based systems for lighting such as kerosene lamps and diesel generators. Rural areas of developing countries without a proper grid access also often lack access to other basic needs such as potable water and educational opportunities.

Against this background, the WISIONS team will present a keynote lecture on "Decentralised solutions for renewable energies and water in developing countries". The conference is being organized in the framework of the project "Solar Energy for rural Kenya" supported by the European Union. This project emerged from one of the projects supported by SEPS, which aimed to replace kerosene lights for night fishing by introducing energy hubs to power sustainable lighting systems at Lake Victoria, Kenya.

To download the conference programme, please follow this link [pdf].


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