Smart Villages webinar, 19 December 2016: 'Growing smart villages: Agriculture and energy for development'

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The webinar can be viewed here . 70% of the world’s poor live in rural areas. Many of them rely on agriculture for their incomes. Equally, many of them lack access to energy. But what if they can access energy – and apply it to their livelihood? In this webinar, we heard from several speakers who...

Smart Villages webinar, 22 November 2016: 'Going off the grid: Disaster, resilience, and off-grid energy'

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The webinar can be viewed here . When disaster strikes, a community’s ability to respond and recover is tested, whether it is affected by a flood, an earthquake, a drought, a tsunami, or a hurricane, and whether it is located in a rural, urban, or peri-urban area. In this webinar, we brought...

Smart Villages webinar, 13 October 2016: 'Scaling up gender: Women in off-grid energy business models and supply chains'

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The webinar can be viewed here . In this webinar, we heard from off-grid companies, including Frontier Markets, PEG Ghana, among others, on how they have scaled up inclusiveness and integrated gender into their overall business: supply chains, production, marketing, and beyond. How can existing...

Improved cookstoves: next generation ideas

Author(s) : Open University (UK), African Centre for Technology Studies, Gamos, The Nairobi Women's Hospital, United International University, Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Publication date : October 2016 Publication type : workshop report...

Powering sub-Saharan Africa's urban revolution: an energy transitions approach

Author(s) : Silver, Jonathan, Marvin, Simon Publication date : 27 September 2016 Publication type : Journal article Journal : Urban Studies Abstract : This paper develops a geographic understanding of urban energy transitions in sub-Saharan African towns and cities. In doing so this paper seeks to...

Simulation of transient heat transfer during cooling and heating of whole sweet potato roots under forced-air conditions

Author(s): Korese, J.K., Sturm, B., Roman, F., & Hensel, O. Publication date: 24 September 2016 Publication type: Journal article Journal: Applied Thermal Engineering Abstract: In this work, we investigated how different air velocity and temperature affect the cooling and heating rate and time...

Agricultural residue gasification for low-cost, low-carbon decentralized power: An empirical case study in Cambodia

Author(s) : Field, John L.; Tanger, Paul; Shackley, Simon J.; Haefele, Stephan M. Publication date : 1 September 2016 Publication type : Journal article Journal : Applied Energy Abstract : Small-scale distributed gasification can provide energy access for low-carbon sustainable development, though...

Energy efficiency, greenhouse gas emissions, and cost of rice straw collection in the Mekong river delta of Vietnam

Author(s) : Nguyen, Hung Van; Nguyen, Canh Duc; Van Tran, Tuan; Hau, Hoa Duc; Nguyen, Nghi Thanh; Gummert, Martin Publication date : 24 August 2016 Publication type : Journal article Journal : Field Crops Research Abstract : Collection is still a major challenge in the supply chain of rice straw to...

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