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.
Biogas Production from Slaughterhouse Wastewater in Quito, Ecuador
News from WISIONS posted on April 27th, 2017
This project is being led by CIMNE, who commenced implementing the technology in mid 2016. Over the course of the last months, several feasibility and measurement studies have been undertaken, including wastewater flow and characterisation, biogas potential, as well as fuel/water consumption of a boiler used for heating and drying processes at the slaughterhouse.
After designing the biodigesters, four tubular units (100 m3 each) were constructed on-site by a local manufacturer. It is estimated that they will produce 157 m3 of biogas per day from 72 m3 of wastewater.
Among monitoring the operation of the digesters, next steps include the installation of distribution lines transporting the biogas to its point of use: a new boiler to be powered by sustainable energy.
Some photos of the project’s progress are available on our Facebook page, while more general information is available here: Biogas from Slaughterhouse Waste Water Treatment for Heating Purposes
Selected SEPS Exchange Activities – SEPS Call 2016: Energising Development Through Knowledge Exchange
News from WISIONS posted on April 24th, 2017
Project's aim: to increase technical knowledge of small wind turbines by creating a free online resource and mutual learning opportunities
Organisation: Energy Action Partners Malaysia (ENACT)
Project's aim: to increase community understanding of mini-grid design, management and operation
Organisation: Winrock International
Project's aim: to expand the knowledge base among technically sound, but managerially and financially weak, MHPs to ensure their sustainable commercial operation
Organisation: Asociación Fenix
Project's aim: to promote the exchange of knowledge and sharing of experiences between practitioners involved in small-scale hydroelectric projects
Grid-Connected Biomass Gasification in Sri Lanka
News from WISIONS posted on April 12th, 2017
A 20 kW power pellet (wood) gasifier and engine was purchased, together with an induction generator. The team designed and manufactured a suitable woodcutter and constructed a power house. Subsequently, they signed the "Standardised Power Purchase Agreement" with the Ceylon Electricity Board, which permits the energy produced to be sold to the grid. As a last step, the power plant was connected to the national grid. To ensure sustainability, a wood supply chain was established with the farmers, plant operators were trained and a 20 year power purchase agreement was signed.
Monitoring of the plant’s performance is still on-going. For more general information on this SEPS project, please visit our project page: Introducing grid-connected biomass gasification units for rural energy access and community development.