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.
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.
News from WISIONS posted on December 29th, 2016
Wind Empowerment's third annual conference was organised by the municipality of Cutral-Có together with INTI. It consisted of various working group sessions, during which innovative projects and new ideas were demonstrated and discussed. The second part of the event comprised a field visit to several small wind turbines installed near Bariloche.