Climate Investment Funds (CIF) has published a video looking at how it investments in waste to energy projects are helping Nepal manage its waste while generating base load power for the grid.
Last year the Nepalese government's Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) launched a Waste to Energy Bazaar to promote the recovery of energy from waste to municipalities, NGOs, enterprises, industries and communities.
The project will received $8 million from the ‘Scaling up Renewable Energy’ programme run by the CIF, itself a $7.6 billion international financing mechanism to support low-carbon development and adaptation to climate change in developing countries.
Highlights from the video can be seen in WMW’s Weekly Newscast below.
Waste to Energy and Biogas Promoted in Nepal
The Nepalese government's Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) has launched a Waste to Energy Bazaar to promote the recovery of energy from wastes to municipalities, NGOs, enterprises, industries and communities.
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Cuban Waste to Energy
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The Pyroformer: Reforming Low Value Biowaste Treatment
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