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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5th RedBioLAC Conference in Honduras

News from WISIONS posted on November 13th, 2013

The yearly meeting of RedBioLAC took place this year from October 14th - 19th. Host of this year's event was the Zamorano Pan-American Agricultural School (Zamorano University) in Honduras.Read moreMinimize

The seminar started with a short but intensive course about biogas technologies, which was held during the first two days. The course provided the participants with basic tools for the design of biogas systems, for thermal needs and the supply of electric power. It combined both theoretical knowledge as well as empirical findings from experts with a long record in designing, installing and monitoring biogas systems. During one day of field visits the participants had the opportunity to appraise actual applications of the technology in different kinds of agricultural systems.
During the last two days more than 20 experts presented the latest advances in crucial research topics as well as practical applications of anaerobic digestion to meet energy related needs in Latin-America and the Caribbean.
Some key challenges for the future development of the technology in the region emerged during the expositions and discussions: Understanding the actual value of digestates as fertilizer, validating the applicability of anaerobic digestion for ‘non-agricultural' sectors (like the treatment of sewage and the organic fraction of municipal wastes) and accelerating the diffusion of biogas technologies among large agro-industrial sectors of the region, which still have huge potentials in terms of optimizing the treatment of their effluents and wastes.
Most of the materials shared by the speakers during the event are available at the online library of the Network [in spanish]: Presentaciones curso introductorio al biogas 2013

Micro-hydro power in Kaghan valley, Pakistan

News from WISIONS posted on November 8th, 2013

At the project site of one of our SEPS projects in Pakistan, construction works are successfully progressing. The project is located in the Kaghan Valley in the Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa Province of Pakistan, a touristic area with about 100 hotels. To overcome the valley's ineffecient electricity supply, local partner T-PAK is busy constructing a micro hydro unit. Read moreMinimize

An underground compartment for the planned micro-hydro unit has been built, as well as a water pipe leading to a water tank on top of the building and an electric transformer. 

Parts of the water channel and the construction site have been painted with the WISIONS logo to inform the public about the ongoing project.
You can find more information about this project here: as well as some photos below.

SEPS Call 2013: Application process completed

News from WISIONS posted on October 16th, 2013

We have closed our call for applications for the first SEPS call 2013 and would like to thank all participants. The first regional call this year focused on the region of Southern Asia and South East Asia and on pico and micro hydro power (P/MHP) technologies. In addition to supporting technical project implementation, SEPS also supports knowledge exchanges within the target region. Read moreMinimize

The deadline for submissions was on October 14th 2013, the results will be published on our web page presumably in December. Meanwhile, you can look at our ongoing projects here: SEPS Projects

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