Archive for the ‘Environment’ category

How Lois Gicheru is moving Kenya towards green energy

“Passion is the main trait an entrepreneur should have because when the chips are down it is the only trait that will fuel your hope.”

Private equity goes green in sub-Saharan Africa

From the continent’s declining forest cover to sustainable technologies, millions of dollars in funds are being lined up to invest in saving the environment.

SA’s first wind turbine manufacturer gearing up for production

How we made it in Africa talks to Thomas Schaal, co-founder of I-WEC, South Africa’s first large-scale wind turbine producer.

How the DRC’s Inga project could solve much of Africa’s power problems

The Inga dam hydropower scheme in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has the potential to dramatically change Central Africa’s energy supply situation.

Can micro hydro boost economic development in rural Africa?

Micro hydro power systems have the potential to spur economic development in rural Africa. How we made it in Africa interviewed Wim Jonker Klunne, senior researcher at the CSIR.

Japan to construct solar power plant in Botswana

A one megawatt (MW) solar power station is set to be built in Botswana, the first of its kind in the country.

Tapping money from waste water

A Kenya-based company, Biobox East Africa, has seen a business opportunity in the recycling of waste water. Dinfin Mulupi reports

Dutch company seeing potential in polluted water

Multi Purpose Industries (MPI), a Dutch company specialising in potable water solutions, has launched a state-of-the-art decentralised water purification unit in Kenya. MPI has invested over US$70 million in the project.

Kenyan entrepreneur turns trash into cash

A Kenyan firm has discovered a way to turn plastic waste into a profitable business venture. Lorna Rutto is the founder of Global Bio Energy, a company that manufactures fencing posts from recycled consumer plastic waste from Dandora, a slum in Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi.