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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RedBioLAC Biodigester Conference 2013 in Honduras

News from WISIONS posted on July 1st, 2013

The 5th conference of the Latin American and Caribbean Network for Biodigesters (RedBioLAC - Red de Biodigestores para America Latina y el Caribe), will take place from 14-18th of October 2013 at the University of Zamorano, Honduras. The WISIONS team will be participating. Read moreMinimize

biogas course, field visits and conference will focus on latest developments in the field of medium-scale biodigesters in the region in order to disseminate more and better systems at competitive prices. We will focus on the use of biodigesters to process livestock waste, power agroindustry and treat wastewater in order to reduce reliance on fossil fuels, diminish GHG and providing a proper disposal for organic wastes. There will be stands for organizations or biogas product providers who would like to showcase their products or services. Please find the conference announcement in Spanish here 5to Encuentro RedBioLAC 2013 (the conference is conducted in Spanish). For registration please go to: Registro al 5to Encuentro RedBioLAC 2013


Expert exchanges of RedBioLAC

News from WISIONS posted on July 1st, 2013

RedBioLAC is the Latin American network involved in applied research and dissemination of anaerobic bio-digestion. One recently started activity is to organize targeted exchanges. Experts with extensive knowledge in the field of biodigesters provide their colleagues, who are developing biodigester programs in other countries, with hands-on training, transfer of technology and business model strategizing.Read moreMinimize

WISIONS is supporting this practice, and it is a complementation to online RedBioLAC discussions and the annual conference (find out more about the next conference on this page shortly).
One exchange is between Bolivia and Ecuador. In 2009, 14 biodigesters have been constructed in Ecuador with support from the Green Empowerment initiative funded by WISIONS. The quality of installations varies, though, and ongoing monitoring and maintenance is required. Thus a RedBioLAC member and expert from Bolivia is proposed to support the project in Ecuador.

More about our regional partnership: RedBioLAC


First year objectives of RedBioCOL

News from WISIONS posted on June 25th, 2013

RedBioCOL is a partner network of RedBioLAC. It is a regionalized network tailored specifically to Colombia and has a slightly broader objective than RedBioLAC, with the decision to include biomass energy, in all of its forms, instead of only biodigesters.Read moreMinimize
RedBioCOL's specific objectives for the first year of work are identifying successful experiences at different scales where the biodigestor technology already has a positive impact. This will be achieved by the formation of working groups and the collection of knowledge from existing biodigester operators.

Furthermore, RedBioCOL is developing didactic material to be spread through the local media (including a web page and radio programs), and is also contributing to the formation of regional networks for energy from biomass, the latter to be implemented by conducting a biogas Workshop and a yearly meeting.

Eventually, gaining deeper knowledge about biodigestion processes and gasification is the subsequent step and RedBioCOL will be partnering with universities and specifically agricultural institutes to conduct at least two field research projects.


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