Apr. 3, 2016

The opportunity to harness biomass as an energy source for under-developed areas came to Bielenberg through 40 years of work in West Africa and a long career in power generation in the United States. The VIP’s useable energy output takes three forms: mechanical, electrical and heat.

Apr. 3, 2016

It took Jan Bom and his team of engineers at the Practica Foundation many design iterations to develop a prototype for what is today the “Sunflower” pump—a solar powered irrigation pump designed specifically for rural, small-scale farmers cultivating less than half of a hectare of land.

Mar. 26, 2016

International Development Enterprises (iDE), a US-based nongovernmental organisation, has launched a project to provide clean energy to off-grid hatcheries and communities in southern Bangladesh.

Mar. 21, 2016

Farmers know that sunlight makes crops grow. Now, many are discovering that it is also vital for providing another key agricultural input: fresh water. Irrigation using decentralized renewable energy is witnessing rapid adoption.

Feb. 29, 2016

SISTEM one-on-one from Nairobi, Kenya with Mr. Samir Ibrahim, Co-Founder and CEO of SunCulture: An innovative sustainable energy company providing solar-powered irrigation systems and agricultural extension services.

Feb. 18, 2016

Ahead of the 2016 Sankalp Africa Summit in Nairobi, Kenya next week, Pioneers Post and the Sankalp team spoke to the founders of four ventures based in the continent to find out: ‘What does the world need to know about African enterprise?’

Feb. 17, 2016

While the term sustainable development was coined some 35 years ago, COP21 and the UN’s sustainable development goals can prove to be the turning point for a global sustainable transition. But the transition requires skillful entrepreneurship and development of scalable business models.

Feb. 3, 2016

With climate change causing erratic rainfall, farmers in Kenya struggle to keep their fields watered. Only around 17 percent of Kenya’s land area can sustain agriculture on rainfall alone. This has spurred demand for affordable, environmentally-friendly and easy-to-run water pumps across the country.

Jan. 29, 2016

The World Bank-led Carbon Initiative for Development (CI-Dev) has signed its first purchase agreement, contracting with developer SimGas to buy carbon credits from a PoA to roll out home biogas systems in east Africa.