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.
6th RedBioLAC Meeting in Cali, Colombia
News from WISIONS posted on January 8th, 2015
The meeting consisted of a wide range of activities aiming to improve and spread knowledge about the applicability and benefits of biogas technologies in Latin America and the Caribbean. The event started with a two-day course on the design of biogas systems for several substrates (treatment of manure, organic waste and waste water), in different scales (domestic, commercial and semi-industrial) and for different applications (thermal energy, electricity, production of bio fertiliser). Additionally, participants had the opportunity to interact with manufacturers and providers of systems and components and to find out more about their products and services.
On the third day of the meeting, a tubular digester was installed at a farm near the conference venue. The installation process itself served as a platform for exchanging knowledge on several issues, such as technology design, construction and installation, operation and maintenance, as well as the use of both, the biogas and the effluent. In an interactive workshop the participants identified and described the various aspects that influence the adoption of domestic biogas technologies.
In more than 30 keynote presentations over the last two days of the meeting, scientists, industry experts, NGOs and farmers shared their knowledge and experience of technical advances, specific applications and benefits of the technology, as well as discussing the potential and need for further development. In a second workshop, participants focused on identifying the barriers that currently hinder the development of a robust biogas sector in their own countries.
Most of the materials used or developed during the event are available online on RedBioLAC's website.
WISIONS in 2015
News from WISIONS posted on January 6th, 2015
2015 will see three new calls for SEPS project proposals, with the first one launched in February. More details will be announced soon.
Over the coming weeks and months, we will also relaunch our Partnerships and Networks homepage with a new look and better presentation of the networks' activities. In addition, our Technology Radar pages will receive a complete overhaul, making them easier to navigate. This will make it more straightforward to understand the correlation between the sustainable energy technologies and their corresponding SEPS Energy Projects.
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2015 Annual Gathering of the Hydro Empowerment Network in Indonesia
News from WISIONS posted on December 16th, 2014
The annual gathering creates an important space for networking and knowledge sharing, enabling members to improve their own activities. The objectives of this year's gathering are to offer members the opportunity to network with each other in person, to formulate future activities based on the three existing knowledge exchanges and to develop possible forthcoming knowledge activities and tools.
More than 20 places are still available for the gathering. Members and non-members are welcome to apply for travel support. The Network's steering committee will select the organisations and individuals eligible for travel support through an evaluation of the applications and, if necessary, through further interviews.
For the online application form follow this link.
The Hydro Empowerment Network also recently relaunched their website: Hydro Empowerment Network