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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New Publication by the RedBioLAC Network

News from WISIONS posted on January 18th, 2017

At the network's 8th annual conference in Costa Rica last November, RedBioLAC presented its new publication (in Spanish) focusing on opportunities for the development of a sustainable sector of small and medium scale biodigesters in Latin America.Read moreMinimize

The booklet, entitled Oportunidades para el desarrollo de un sector sostenible de biodigestores de pequeña y mediana escala en LAC, contains technical information on biogas plants and their diffusion across the continent. It includes political background and successful case studies from Bolivia, Chile, Mexico, Costa Rica and Colombia.

In addition to the printed version (available for purchase), RedBioLAC's publication is also available for free download here: Digital Booklet.


Handbook on Biogas Integration into Sustainable Farming Systems

News from WISIONS posted on January 9th, 2017

IEI Asia, a SEPS project partner in India, aimed to provide clean cooking fuel at village level in the south east of Karnataka state. As part of an upscaling phase of the project supported by WISIONS, an extensive handbook focusing on sustainable farming systems integrated with energy from waste was produced.Read moreMinimize

Biogas generation through the anaerobic digestion of biomass has been carried out successfully in India and other parts of the world for decades. In this SEPS project, biogas was produced mainly from banana stem-waste at small rural banana plantations and then distributed to more than 70 households in the village of Gundigere for cooking purposes. The project has demonstrated that a biogas system can be based solely on stem waste from banana plantations, although the methane generation potential of these parts of the plant is much lower than that of fruit and peel.

IEI’s in-depth handbook offers potential users information on:

  • Integrated banana cultivation, biogas generation and stove-fuel delivery
  • Operation at family/community/village level rather than industrial scale
  • Actual implementation and operation in India
  • Background information on technologies and resources
Download the manual here: IEI Handbook - Sustainable Farming Systems [PDF, 6 MB]


"Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews": New Article by the WISIONS Team

News from WISIONS posted on January 2nd, 2017

A new scientific paper by the WISIONS team was recently accepted for publication in "Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews". It is already available online.Read moreMinimize

The aim of our study is to develop a systematic account of the factors that influence the diffusion of domestic biogas technologies, as accelerating this diffusion is considered to be a promising option for reaching the goal of universal access to energy by 2030, particularly for the provision of cooking energy for rural populations in developing countries.

The full article, entitled "Understanding the Diffusion of Domestic Biogas Technologies. Systematic Conceptualisation of Existing Evidence from Developing and Emerging Countries", was accepted for publication in November 2016 and can be accessed online here.


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