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Sistema.bio Secures $11.863Mn for Kenyan Biogas Adoption (Int'l)
Sistema.bio,
Date: 2019-05-20
Kenyan social enterprise firm Sistema.bio, the largest biogas company in Africa, reports it plans to impact 100,000 farmers in Kenya with cook-stove and biodigester technology over the next three years. To that end, the company has closed on a KShs 1.2 billion ($11.863 million) Series A investment round led by international investors ENGIE RDE, EU Electrifi Fund, AlphaMundi, Triodos-Hivos Fund, Dila Capital, EcoEnterprises and other investors.

The move is intended to reduce carbon emissions and promote recycling of waste amongst farmers. Kenya has targeted a 30 pct reduction in carbon emissions by 2030. In 2017 the Sistema.bio Kenya office secured financing from the Kenya Climate Ventures, Factor[e] and the Shell Foundation to start up its Kenyan operations. (Source: Sistema.bio, Soko Directory Team, 18 May, 2019)Contact: Sistema.bio, Alex Eaton, CEO, Co-Founder, http://sistema.bio/ke

More Low-Carbon Energy News Biogas,  Biodigester,  


Wisc. Gas Bar Chain Expands Methane-CNG Network (Ind. Report)
Kwik Trip, Dane County Landfill
Date: 2019-04-15
In the Badger State, LaCrosse-based convenience store and gasoline filling station chain Kwik Trip reports it plans to purchase compressed natural gas from Dane County Landfill when its $28 million biodigester-biogas production facility is completed and online later this year.

The facility is expected to supply about 3 million gpy of fossil fuels and will fuel about 80 pct Kwik Trip's fleet of delivery trucks which are already powered by CNG. The Dane County Landfill is one of several in the state that collect landfill methane gas. (Source: Kwik Trip, Wisconsin State Journal, 14 April, 2019)Contact: Kwik Trip, www.kwiktrip.com; Dane County Landfill, (608) 838-9555, https://pwht.countyofdane.com/recycle/landfill.aspx

More Low-Carbon Energy News CNG,  Alternative Fuels,  


Kenyan Biogas Specialist Wins World Bank Support (Int'l) i
Sistema.bio,
Date: 2018-05-18
In Nairobi, Kenysn biogas/biodigestion specialist Sistema.bio reports receipt of a Sh35 million ($349,000)investment from the World Bank that converts manure into biogas and natural fertilizer have received a investment from a World Bank fund Kenya Climate Ventures Fund.

Sistema.bio will use the funds to scale-up its hybrid reactor biodigesters, delivering sustainable renewable energy and agricultural products to more small farmers in Kenya. Sistema.bio generates revenues from sales of the high-performance bio-digesters and the sale of utility accessories suitable for cooking, heating, mechanical energy and electric power generation. The company also offers interest-free payment plans to small farmers.(Source: Sistema.bio, Capital Business, 17 May, 2018) Contact: Sistema.bio, +254 7044 44215, www.sistema.bio

More Low-Carbon Energy News Biogas,  bio-digesters,  Anerobic Digestion ,  


GoodPlanet, Total Tout Indian Biodigester Project (Int'l Report)
GoodPlanet Foundation,Total
Date: 2017-11-22
French energy giant Total reports it has joined with Paris-headquartered NGO GoodPlanet Foundation for a project to deploy 8,400 biodiegesters in Adilabad, Telangana State, India, to improve the lives of 45,000 people and contribute to tackling climate change.

This voluntary carbon neutrality initiative is eligible for certified carbon credits and will avoid the emission of 50,000 tpy of carbon dioxide equivalent a year for ten years -- equivalent to all emissions generated by plane travel by Total employees. The project is slated to get underway this month with the first biodigesters expected to be operational in 2018. (Source: GoodPlanet Foundation, Total, Bioenergy Int'l, 21 Nov., 2017) Contact: GoodPlanet Foundation, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Pres., www.goodplanet.org/en

More Low-Carbon Energy News Biodigester,  GoodPlanet Foundation,  Total,  Biogas,  


Fremont, Michigan Regional Biodigester Reopens (Ind. Report)
Generate Capital,Dynamic Systems Management
Date: 2017-09-22
San Francisco-based waste-to-energy infrastructure specialist Generate Capital Inc. report has resumed operations at the Fremont Regional Digester facility in Michigan. The plant can process approximately 165,000 tpy of organic waste into renewable electricity -- sufficient power for 2.500 homes per year.

Generate Capital partnered with Dynamic Systems Management LLC, an experienced Waukesha, Wisconsin-based developer and operator of biodigesters, to manage the facility. With the new upgrades, the plant is now equipped with state-of-the-art controls for improved monitoring and measures to minimizes odors. A stringent digestate management plan approved by the Michigan DEQ ensures the full life cycle of the waste is accounted for. (Source: Generate Capital, 18 Sept., 2017) Contact: Generate Capital, www.generatecapital.com; Dynamic Systems Management Daniel Meccariello, CEO, (262) 825-3133, info@dynamicgrp.com, www.dynamicgrp.us

More Low-Carbon Energy News biodigester,  Dynamic Systems Management,  Generate Capital,  Biogas,  

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