Ecovisão, ALER’s Member and part of Elevo Group, was awarded two “National Energy Globe Awards 2018” to their “Waste Roadmap in Cape Verde” and “Bioenergy in São Tomé and Príncipe” projects.
Energy Globe Award seeks to distinguish projects around the world with focus on energy efficiency, renewable energies and nature conservation.
The Waste Roadmap in Cape Verde project, led by Ecovisão in consortium with AdPI and TESE, focused on the waste sector planning in the country.
In this context, the project ensured mapping of methodologies, technologies and management practices for waste collection and treatment and the proposal for a complete structuring of the sector within the next 15 years.
This initiative focused on the development of operational planning for 5 of the 9 Cape Verdes's islands and included a training program in waste management and climate change. According to Energy Globe, the project has transformed Cape Verde’s waste sector into a modern and structured system, in line with best international practices.
In São Tomé and Príncipe, the solution of Ecovisão’s project was to supply a sustainable energy source for isolated rural communities without access to the national grid. Therefore, five biodigesters were installed for biogas production, used for cooking in adapted cookstoves, and the potential for lighting was also tested.
Both these projects are also candidates for the “Energy Globe World Award”, who’s winner will be announced later, among more than two thousand projects from 182 participant countries.
The award was founded in 1999 and has the UNEP (United Nations Environment Program) support.
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