WISIONS of Sustainability
Our mission is to empower individuals and communities to transform the production and use of energy so that it effectively enables sustainable development. Read more about WISIONS activities, goals and background.
Project Evaluation: Milk Chilling Units in Pakistan
News from WISIONS posted on May 20th, 2015
A field study carried out in December 2014 aimed to deliver information about the operational performance of the installed biogas plants in Pakistan, successful practices and possible challenges, the sustainability impact and overall lessons learned during the project activities.
Among the lessons learned during the evaluation were the following aspects:
- The applied designs proved technically adequate for the conditions of the targeted dairy farms
- A significant share of diesel and LPG consumption can be displaced by the new technology, which leads to monetary savings ranging from 300,000 to 640,000 PKK per year, depending on the digester size
There are still some issues that could be improved, for example
- The identification of measures required to ensure that transportation tasks (manure, water, bio-slurry) can be adequately fulfilled on a daily basis
- The quality and appropriate installation of monitoring devices, particularly gas flow meters
More information, including other results of the evaluation survey, are available on our corresponding project page: Powering milk chilling units with biogas.
Selected Projects: SEPS Call in Southern and South East Asia
News from WISIONS posted on May 18th, 2015
Organisation: TERI India
Project's aim: to integrate thermal biomass gasifiers in jaggery processing units for heating, making the production process more energy efficient and user friendly, as well as improving the working environment and the quality of the produce.
Organisation: Practical Action
Project's aim: to demonstrate the viability of a community managed irrigation system in rural Nepal, using a photovoltaic pumping system to increase production levels and also enhance the quality of the vegetables produced.
Organisation: Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)
Project's aim: to develop a model of an integrated Community Farming System on the AIT Campus utilising renewable energy technologies to ensure the security of food, nutrition and energy.
Organisation: School of Renewable Energy Technology (SERT)
Project's aim: to use food and agricultural waste, as well as animal dung, to generate biogas energy for producing/cooking school lunches at six schools in Thailand.
Organisation: WWF Philippines
Project's aim: to improve the value chain of tuna handline fisheries by establishing a solar-powered central landing site for night fishing activities.
Meet the WISIONS Team at the SE4All Forum in New York City
News from WISIONS posted on May 12th, 2015
The theme of this year’s Forum is “Financing Sustainable Energy for All”, including the launch of a new "Global Sustainable Energy for All Commitment Platform". Moreover, the Forum will also feature the first Global Energy Ministerial Dialogue at the United Nations, in order to reaffirm the Rio+20 determination “to act to make sustainable energy for all a reality”, and an Advisory Board meeting, co-convened by the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim.
In focusing on how to act, the Forum will include a range of solution-oriented multi-stakeholder sessions for SE4ALL partners from all over the world, and from a variety of sectors. It will also offer new approaches to track progress towards 2030 based on the 2nd biennial Sustainable Energy for All Global Tracking Framework.