WISIONS of Sustainability

The main objective of WISIONS is to make clean energy a default solution for basic energy needs in developing regions, by helping local partners to identify successes and bring them to scale through regional networks, marketing and demonstration. Read more about WISIONS activities, goals and background.

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2014 SEPS Call in Southern and South East Asia

News from WISIONS posted on September 16th, 2014

Our 2014 SEPS call is still open for applications! On this occasion we are looking for project concepts that demonstrate how to apply (small-scale) renewable energy technologies to improve the productivity, environmental performance and social integration of food value chains. Additionally, we are also looking for exchange activities that can strengthen the capabilities of practitioners and local organizations working in the field of applied renewable energy technologies in food value chains. The deadline for the submission of applications is 29th October 2014, 3 pm GMT.Read moreMinimize

For a list of countries in Southern and South East Asia see the UN definition.

You can apply for project support if your project or exchange concept demonstrates how renewable energy technologies can be integrated into food value chains not only to minimise the negative environmental impacts (e.g. the contamination of soil and water), but also to improve the social and economic capital (e.g. greater employment opportunities) of the local population in Southern and South East Asia.

Find more information on the application process and application criteria here. For a list of previous SEPS projects, go to SEPS Energy Projects

Download the SEPS 2014 Project Application Form or the SEPS 2014 Exchange Application Form here.


Enhancing productive biogas use in agricultural livestock activities in Mexico

News from WISIONS posted on October 27th, 2014

One of our recent projects in Mexico is already making progress. Implemented by IRRI México together with its experienced team of Sistema Biobolsa technicians, the project aims to enhance the productive use of biogas by small agricultural producers in central Mexico by demonstrating the feasibility of using converted gasoline motors for biogas generated mechanical and electrical energy.Read moreMinimize

During the site evaluation, four project sites have been selected by IRRI, based on criteria of stock size (max. 180 swine or 80 cattle), energy use (farms that depended on non-renewable energy) and waste treatment (farms that used only basic waste treatment systems).

At one of the farms in the municipality of Rio Coatlán, an anaerobic biodigester has already been installed in July, followed by two other farms in the municipalities of Huamantla and Soyaniquilpan in August and the fourth in the municipality of Tlayacapan in September 2014.

The waste treatment systems are estimated to be completed and ready for operation by the end of December.

You can find some pictures taken at the project sites below and our SEPS project page here


Meet the WISIONS team at the REN21 Renewables Academy 2014

News from WISIONS posted on October 14th, 2014

The WISIONS team will be attending the REN21 Renewables Academy on 10 - 12 November 2014 at the World Conference Center in Bonn, Germany.Read moreMinimize

The REN21 Renewables Academy 2014 will take stock of the renewable energy developments over the past decade and debate how the global energy transition with renewables can be further advanced. Come network, exchange experiences and debate how to overcome challenges in an informal setting. 

You can meet the WISIONS team on Tuesday, 11 November 2014.

To read more about the event, please follow this link.


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