Congratulations everyone at SimGas! They've been selected as a finalist for the ASME Innovation Showcase (ISHOW) Kenya 2018. ISHOW is a global competition for hardware-led ventures and social enterprises that focuses on the design and engineering journey of taking physical products to market.
Powering Agriculture Innovator Husk Power Systems is among the industry leaders joining together to establish the Africa Mini-Grid Developers Association. The AMDA's vision is a 100% electrified Africa by 2030.
A company's “Emissions Reduction Potential,” or ERP, describes its ability to reduce emissions over the 30-year period following an investment. Measuring their ERP helped Rebound Technologies frame their impact potential in absolute and comparable terms, making them more attractive to investors.
Solar-powered irrigation systems are now an affordable and climate-friendly technology for both large and small-scale farmers in developing countries. But they need to be adequately managed and regulated to avoid the risk of unsustainable water use, FAO stressed in a new report published today.
Herta Von Stiegel of Ariya Capital Group will address the WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation Global Institute, which will be held May 8 -10 in New York City. Featuring more than 200 global corporate leaders, this forum will address how to guide companies through this era of "radical insecurity".
Motivo CEO Praveen Penmetsa sat down with Automotive Engineering to discuss how his company embraces challenging projects and big, new ideas. He's especially proud of Motivo's HARVEST tractor, the "Swiss Army knife" platform for a range of challenges facing smallholder farmers in Asia and Africa.
Powering Agriculture Innovators iDE and Futurepump are both examples of impact investing, which Iain Hunter, CEO of iDE, says can be a game changer in the renewables sector and in environmental projects. He suggests that businesses can "future-proof" themselves by investing in renewables.
SunCulture's Samir Ibrahim recently visited the Finding Impact Podcast. He discussed the importance of sticking to your guiding principles while developing your idea into a business, and touched on several key questions that will help new innovators clarify their mission and plan for success.
Promethean Power Systems' milk chillers are improving the bottom line for farmers. A dairy complex official put it this way: "This power system plays an important role in reducing loss that we faced earlier due to inadequate refrigeration and poor storage. The waste has reduced to 0.01% from 8%."
Congratulations to Claro Energy's founder and director, Mr Kartik Wahi, who was recently presented with the Amity Business School's "Amity Leadership Award for Excellence in the Energy Industry". This award acknowledges Claro's leadership, innovation and performance in the renewable energy sector.
SunCulture's Samir Ibrahim on innovating in Nairobi, Kenya, the “Silicon Savannah” with a thriving startup culture: "With patience, businesses in these markets have an opportunity not only to make money, but also to do so while creating social and environmental value at a very large scale.”