Research and Development
The modern new building will house West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use's research and data centre and the graduate school for scientific data management at the University of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso.
The Russian Federation has begun deliberations with the Nigerian Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC) to discuss their collaboration in the area of peaceful use of nuclear power.
As countries look to increase their energy generation capacity it is critical to look at flexible commercial and technical solutions that incorporate a mix of thermal and renewable resources.
Flour Mills Nigeria, Nigeria’s oldest and largest food and agro-allied company, has set out to modernise, extend and improve power generation for their captive power plant.
Two million people in Burkina Faso will have access to clean energy through an innovative joint venture between Bboxx and Geocoton. This is a major feat for Burkina Faso where only 5% of its rural population has access to energy.
Côte d’Ivoire has secured $34 million from the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund, which will go towards building a 44MW hydroelectricity generation plant. The new plant will be developed by an IPP.
EDFI ElectriFI has invested a total of $2 million split (under the Benin Country Window funded by the European Union) for $600,000 into equity alongside Gaia Impact Fund and for $1.4 million into convertible notes together with Triodos Investment Management.
CrossBoundary’s project financing structure has enabled PowerGen to develop a portfolio of 28 distributed renewable energy systems and secure $9m in construction financing from Oikocredit, Triodos Investment Management, and EDFI ElectriFI.
Battery and energy storage firm, AceOn has been awarded a $1.4 million grant from the Innovate UK Energy Catalyst 8 Fund to accelerate development work on its mobile solar energy storage unit.