Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Scientists at the University of Cambridge have discovered that fuel cells can be powered by living algae, which is five times more efficient than current models. According to a statement, it is thought they could one day be used to provide...
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is finalising a Sh7.5 billion ($78 million) loan for construction of two solar power plants in Kenya. The credit is evident that there is growing interest by global organisations in financing renewable projects in the...
Facebook is launching a "community hub" and training program in Nigeria, its biggest market in Africa. The hub will offer support to tech startups and will also train 50,000 young people and SMEs in digital skills across the country. Opening in...
Crude oil prices rose above $70 a barrel yesterday, signalling that production cuts by the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC had helped in tightening supplies. International Benchmark Brent crude oil sold for $70.13 per barrel during...
InfraCo Africa, part of the multi-lateral Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), has signed a joint development agreement worth US$3.1mn to develop the Khoumagueli Solar PV project in the Republic of Guinea The Khoumagueli project aligns with the government of Guinea’s...
Energy access in Africa is close to my heart. Bringing clean, renewable power to people instead of building coal-fired power stations is absolutely essential if we are going to tackle climate change. Despite great progress in recent years, still every...
The Nigerian government is planning to generate 3,000MW of electricity by the year 2020. The plan includes 10, 000 mini-grids which will energize under served off-grid communities across the country. The Managing Director, Rural Electrification Agency (REA), Mrs Damilola Ogunbiyi...
South Africa’s power utility Eskom Holdings, is set to expand its transmission network after the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved a US $218m loan to help fund the upgrade and expansion of its transmission facilities. The funding will consist of...
Burkina Faso is now home to West Africa’s biggest solar farm, a 33-megawatt plant located in the town of Zatubi, outside the capital Ouagadougou. Built at a cost of $56.7 million, the 55-hectare (approximately 135-acre) farm is expected to power...
The government of the republic of Kenya through the states ministry of Petroleum and Mining has signed an agreement with three major oil companies namely Total, Tullow Oiland Africa Oil Corp to develop a crude processing facility with a capacity to...
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