Renewables

Kenyan biofuel production project receives international funding

Sugar_beet_mountainA US$150 million biofuel production facility is to be set up in western Kenya to produce ethanol from tropical sugar beet

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UK to inject US$50 million into Tanzanian renewables

Power_cable_TanzaniaThe development of renewable energy in Tanzania has been given a major boost after the UK said it would invest US$50 million into clean energy schemes within the country

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Tanzania tackling energy worries by investing in renewables

Wind_farm_-_darkAs its domestic power demand grows by 50MW annually, and with its mining industry enjoying rapid expansion, Tanzania has found itself investing heavily in renewable energy sources

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Tunisian project brings Desertec closer to reality

Deserttec_-_slide01In the sands of North Africa, the Desertec Foundation’s vision for a future where the world's deserts supply clean and sustainable energy to the whole of humankind is beginning to take shape

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Alstom win Zambia hydropower bid

Alstom_ZambiaAlstom, the global transport infrastructure, power generation and transmission firm, has won a US$26.25 million contract to provide turbines and generators for the 120MW Itezhi-Tezhi hydroelectric project in Zambia

The bid for the power plant to be built on the Kafue River in central Zambia was awarded by Sinohydro Corporation Limited, the Chinese engineering company.

Work on the $250 million project was finally launched by former Zambian president Rupiah Banda in September 2011 after several years of delay, with construction expected to be completed by 2015.

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