Updated: 11/24/2005; 11:40:57 PM.

SED
Sustainable Energy for Development: People, organizations, and projects active in environmentally benign energy sources for developing countries.


daily link  Monday, April 01, 2002


Biodiesel in the UK and Europe: "Biodiesel, according to the British Association of Biofuels and Oils (BABFO), is the solution to many of the world's ills and could give Britain up to 10 percent of its motor fuel needs." Usage is more advanced in France and Germany, with government subsidies.  11:34:51 PM  permalink  

Monterrey, Mexico plans to turn rotting garbage into electricity: A biogas plant has been contracted, taking advantage of the high concentration of organic matter in  developing country garbage (90% vs 55% in developed countries.) "Only a handful of garbage-to-energy landfill plants exist in the developing world... Monterrey's plant, currently under construction, will be the first of its kind in Latin America."  11:28:20 PM  permalink  

Siemens Brings Electricity to a Hundred Villages in Gabon, Central Africa:  "Typical uses in the country's remote villages, which are scattered hundreds of kilometers apart, include the refrigeration of lifesaving vaccines and the operation of interior and exterior lights, fans and even shortwave receivers and satellite phones."  Special functions have been added to minimize maintenance.  Budget is 20 m Euros, complete 2003.  10:57:20 PM  permalink  

E+Co, Energy through Enterprise:  E+Co is a fund supported by Rockefeller Foundation, UN Foundation, and others.  It has supported more than 70 clean energy companies worldwide, including an award-winning multi-country African program, AREED.  It has program associates in seven countries.  2:23:21 PM  permalink  

 
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