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.
New Publication by the RedBioLAC Network
News from WISIONS posted on January 18th, 2017
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
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
"Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews": New Article by the WISIONS Team
News from WISIONS posted on January 2nd, 2017
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.