A lot to catch up on…

The Fuel from Waste Network has been busy. So busy, in fact, that we’ve not had a chance to update the blog for a while!

We’ll be remedying that asap. We have news of initiatives, actions, articles published, research, TV broadcasts and further development and refinement of future plans.

First up: Fuel from Waste is due to be featured on GBS TV Kenya’s “Waste Energy” feature on Saturday at 7.30. Have a look at the current feature and follow the link to catch that broadcast - http://gbskenya.com/waste-energy/

Drop in to our Youtube Channel for films showing the background and work of the Fuel from Waste Network: http://www.youtube.com/user/Fuelfromwaste

More, coming soon.

Fuel from Waste unConference 2011 – films launched

We’ve put together the footage of FfW 2011 into three playlists on youtube.com to help support World Fuel from Waste Day 2012.

They are:

1. The Participatory Design sessions

2. The Exhibition of equipment, machinery and demonstrations of techniques

3. The Voxpops of participants and visitors

Have a look.

Hopefully they will be helpful and understanding the area, the approach and the people involved, and will encourage others to link up with the movement.

1. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFA3B371DC750FACA

2. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC54FB39AF5A74086

3. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2C9395118BFBE1BF

World Fuel from Waste Day 2012 #WFfWDay – 28th May – #Sudan new events

We are very excited to announce a new event in Southern Sudan, with multiple groups taking part.
The details are as follows:
- Aheu Dit Women Group, South Sudan
The event will take place in the Northern Bahr El Ghazal (NBeG) state in Southern Sudan, led by the Aheu Dit Women Group - http://fuelfromwaste.wordpress.com/2012/02/17/fuel-from-waste-news-aheu-dit-women-group-southern-sudan/
Wanyjok town council, in Awiel East county NBeG will be working with the group and inviting local CBO/CSOs to join the event to introduce  briquette, and adapt production to support their waste management strategy.
  • Youth association for future
  • War disables,widows and orphan lok odhiei organization
  • Natalina community based organzation
  • Ping Dong youth association
  • CSI international representatives
 Contact - James Ochieng:  aheudit@gmail.com
http://aheudit.blogspot.com/  https://sites.google.com/site/aheudit/home
Aheu Dit Women Group, South Sudan:
cell:+254 787 395 780,+249 914 761 009

World Fuel from Waste Day 2012 #WFfWDay – 28th May – Events list

Follow us on Twitter @fuelfromwaste and #WFfWDay

The Sudan event adds to the 5 events around Kenya and 1 in London.

The Kenya and UK events are:

1. The YUPO (Young Potential) Club, associated with the ‘White Charcoal’ Group in Dandora, will be running briquetting demonstrations and training.

The event will be held in Dandora.

White Charcoal Group

http://fuelfromwaste.wordpress.com/2012/02/01/fuel-from-waste-participant-news-dandora-white-charcoal-youth-group-feature-in-the-standard-newspaper/

Contact – Felix Owuonda: fellowuda@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter @FelixOwuonda

2. The Recovery and Hope Ministeries will be running briquetting demonstrations and training.

The event will be held in Ongata Rongai.

The Recovery and Hope Ministeries

http://fuelfromwaste.wordpress.com/2012/03/02/fuel-from-waste-participant-news-francis-kiilu-community-waste-management-and-briquetting/

Contact – Francis Kiilu: kiilu.engineering@gmail.com

Existing events:

3. Community Action for Nature-Githunguri – CAN G (a program under the Youths Climate Change Adaptation Network) will be running an event focusing on biogas. They will be demonstrating the techniques used in generating biogas from the school’s toilets and those used by local farmers who are using biogas generated from cow dung.

The event will be held at – Mama Ngina Primary School, Kinoo, Westlands.

CAN G/YCCAN

http://fuelfromwaste.wordpress.com/2011/11/26/fuel-from-waste-2011-participant-news-yccan-youths-climate-change-adaptation-network/

 Contact – George Gituanja: gachiewaithera@gmail.com

4. Seminars, demonstrations and training of briquetting and stove production techniques and machinery in Nairobi.

Consisting of video shows of the Alfastar Development Association and Fuel from Waste work, couple with live demonstrations of motorized and piston manual presses, and a range of stoves.

5. Seminars, demonstrations and training of briquetting and stove production techniques and machinery in Limuru.

Consisting of video shows of the Alfastar Development Association and Fuel from Waste work, couple with live demonstrations of motorized and piston manual presses, and a range of stoves

The Alfastar Development Association will facilitate both events.

http://fuelfromwaste.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/alfastar-development-association-fuel-from-waste-network-news/

 Contact – Ruth Githaiga: tuzo2007@yahoo.com

6. A ‘Systems Jam’ – live development (through service ecology mapping) of new ways to link up technology (eg mobile banking, mobile apps, sms text services, solar systems, more) with community and individual briquette/sustainable energy initiatives and businesses.

Using the experience of the redLoop team, invited experts and Design students to generate ideas through service ecology mapping, to help expand and extend empowerment and community development, through sustainable energy, to more people.

RedLoop – the mdx design and innovation centre: http://redloopdesign.com

Contact – Wyn Griffiths: w.griffiths@mdx.ac.uk

Get in contact if you want to join in with existing events.

Or, you can set up your own.

This could be as small as a briquetting or solar experiment in your home or school; a planting event in your community; a local waste gathering and sorting session; a creative concepting session in your studio – or many more – be creative and let us know.

World Fuel from Waste Day 2012 #WFfWDay – 28th May – New events

World Fuel from Waste Day 2012 #WFfWDay – 28th May – Events list

Follow us on Twitter @fuelfromwaste and #WFfWDay

We now have 6 confirmed events – 5 around Kenya and 1 in London.

More to be confirmed, soon.

The new events are:

1. The YUPO (Young Potential) Club, associated with the ‘White Charcoal’ Group in Dandora, will be running briquetting demonstrations and training.

The event will be held in Dandora.

White Charcoal Group

http://fuelfromwaste.wordpress.com/2012/02/01/fuel-from-waste-participant-news-dandora-white-charcoal-youth-group-feature-in-the-standard-newspaper/

Contact – Felix Owuonda: fellowuda@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter @FelixOwuonda

2. The Recovery and Hope Ministeries will be running briquetting demonstrations and training.

The event will be held in Ongata Rongai.

The Recovery and Hope Ministeries

http://fuelfromwaste.wordpress.com/2012/03/02/fuel-from-waste-participant-news-francis-kiilu-community-waste-management-and-briquetting/

Contact – Francis Kiilu: kiilu.engineering@gmail.com

Existing events:

3. Community Action for Nature-Githunguri – CAN G (a program under the Youths Climate Change Adaptation Network) will be running an event focusing on biogas. They will be demonstrating the techniques used in generating biogas from the school’s toilets and those used by local farmers who are using biogas generated from cow dung.

The event will be held at – Mama Ngina Primary School, Kinoo, Westlands.

CAN G/YCCAN

http://fuelfromwaste.wordpress.com/2011/11/26/fuel-from-waste-2011-participant-news-yccan-youths-climate-change-adaptation-network/

 Contact – George Gituanja: gachiewaithera@gmail.com

4. Seminars, demonstrations and training of briquetting and stove production techniques and machinery in Nairobi.

Consisting of video shows of the Alfastar Development Association and Fuel from Waste work, couple with live demonstrations of motorized and piston manual presses, and a range of stoves.

5. Seminars, demonstrations and training of briquetting and stove production techniques and machinery in Limuru.

Consisting of video shows of the Alfastar Development Association and Fuel from Waste work, couple with live demonstrations of motorized and piston manual presses, and a range of stoves

The Alfastar Development Association will facilitate both events.

http://fuelfromwaste.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/alfastar-development-association-fuel-from-waste-network-news/

 Contact – Ruth Githaiga: tuzo2007@yahoo.com

6. A ‘Systems Jam’ – live development (through service ecology mapping) of new ways to link up technology (eg mobile banking, mobile apps, sms text services, solar systems, more) with community and individual briquette/sustainable energy initiatives and businesses.

Using the experience of the redLoop team, invited experts and Design students to generate ideas through service ecology mapping, to help expand and extend empowerment and community development, through sustainable energy, to more people.

RedLoop – the mdx design and innovation centre: http://redloopdesign.com

Contact – Wyn Griffiths: w.griffiths@mdx.ac.uk

Get in contact if you want to join in with existing events.

Or, you can set up your own.

This could be as small as a briquetting or solar experiment in your home or school; a planting event in your community; a local waste gathering and sorting session; a creative concepting session in your studio – or many more – be creative and let us know.

World Fuel from Waste Day 2012 #WFfWDay – 28th May – Events list

World Fuel from Waste Day 2012 #WFfWDay – 28th May – Events list

Follow us on Twitter @fuelfromwaste and #WFfWDay

We have 4 confirmed events – 3 around Kenya and 1 in London – so far, with more to be confirmed, soon.

1. Community Action for Nature-Githunguri – CAN G (a program under the Youths Climate Change Adaptation Network) will be running an event focusing on biogas. They will be demonstrating the techniques used in generating biogas from the school’s toilets and those used by local farmers who are using biogas generated from cow dung.

The event will be held at – Mama Ngina Primary School, Kinoo, Westlands.

CAN G/YCCAN

http://fuelfromwaste.wordpress.com/2011/11/26/fuel-from-waste-2011-participant-news-yccan-youths-climate-change-adaptation-network/

 Contact – George Gituanja: gachiewaithera@gmail.com

2. Seminars, demonstrations and training of briquetting and stove production techniques and machinery in Nairobi.

Consisting of video shows of the Alfastar Development Association and Fuel from Waste work, couple with live demonstrations of motorized and piston manual presses, and a range of stoves.

3. Seminars, demonstrations and training of briquetting and stove production techniques and machinery in Limuru.

Consisting of video shows of the Alfastar Development Association and Fuel from Waste work, couple with live demonstrations of motorized and piston manual presses, and a range of stoves

The Alfastar Development Association will facilitate both events.

http://fuelfromwaste.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/alfastar-development-association-fuel-from-waste-network-news/

 Contact – Ruth Githaiga: tuzo2007@yahoo.com

4. A ‘Systems Jam’ – live development (through service ecology mapping) of new ways to link up technology (eg mobile banking, mobile apps, sms text services, solar systems, more) with community and individual briquette/sustainable energy initiatives and businesses.

Using the experience of the redLoop team, invited experts and Design students to generate ideas through service ecology mapping, to help expand and extend empowerment and community development, through sustainable energy, to more people.

RedLoop – the mdx design and innovation centre: http://redloopdesign.com

Contact – Wyn Griffiths: w.griffiths@mdx.ac.uk

Get in contact if you want to join in with existing events.

Or, you can set up your own.

This could be as small as a briquetting or solar experiment in your home or school; a planting event in your community; a local waste gathering and sorting session; a creative concepting session in your studio – or many more – be creative and let us know.

Alfastar Development Association – Fuel from Waste Network News

Alfastar Development Association information and training session news

The Alfastar Development Association was started by Ruth Githaiga and Patrick Ngatia (Director AlfaStar Industries), in consultation with Wyn Griffiths (of the Fuel from Waste Network), following on from the creation of a ‘roadmap’ for the future of sustainable energy at a community level, developed at the Fuel from Waste unConference 2011.

Its focus is to develop a network for sustainable energy training and entrepreneurship, for community development. To help to promote the lives of the community partners, recycle and make sustainable energy available and affordable, while creating income and empowerment for vulnerable groups (eg women, youth, disabled). This will support, and be supported by, conservation of vegetation cover for future generations.

Currently the association has a membership of 75 women and 22 youths.

There are currently four groups within the association, in different localities in the country:

(1) Juja

(2) Gatundu

(3) Githunguri

(4) Limuru

All headed by women, with members awaiting training, as and when funding and support becomes available.

A training event was held on the 11th and 12th of May 2012 in Kariobagi South.

It was facilitated by the GVEP International  organised by Maurice Onzere and Phylis Kariuki.

Ruth Githaiga and Mr Mwangi trained the group on general briquetting and a simple carbonising system.

The training started with simple hand briquettes as most of those attending have to start from scratch, and a programme working through levels of briquetting production (from simple hand, through manual machine, to powered machine) has been designed and agreed.

Each level will be monitored and supported to achieve the appropriate quality within a set time period.

The long-term plan, through the Development Association and partnerships such as with Fuel from Waste, is to link up the network of Development Association producers being trained, with strong market demand, mediated through the commercial arm of Alfastar Industries. This would create a sustainable ecology, with multiple layers of benefit for all stakeholders.

For more information – contact Ruth Githaiga on tuzo2007@yahoo.com

Alfastar Development Association brochure:

This gives background on the industry and prices for briquettes and commercial training.

Alfastar Development Brochure and FfW – May 2012 Version