Strathmore Energy Research Center SERC recently organized trainings on biogas. The trainings took place at the Strathmore Business School from 22nd to 26th May and were conducted in collaboration with SnowLeopard (a leading German company in biogas AD two stage projects), the Kenya Water Institute (KEWI), and the Kenya Industrial Research & Development Institute (KIRDI) and the Nordic Partner East Africa.
Strathmore Energy Research Centre hosted a Certified Energy Manager training course between 5th and 13th of December 2016. The training was offered by the Association of Energy Professionals East Africa, the only local body accredited by the AEE to conduct CEM training, under the partial sponsorship of GIZ.
Strathmore University is the first educational institution in sub-Saharan Africa to achieve a zero-carbon footprint. The genesis for the idea has been three and half years in the making.
Vestas is a wind turbine company headquartered in Denmark with projects in 75 countries. In Kenya, Vestas is a contractor to Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) and will manufacture, transport, install and service the wind park under a 15-year service and availability contract with LTWP.
The Kenya Tea Development Agency Holdings Ltd. (KTDA) processes tea grown by small-scale farmers. It owns and operates 66 tea processing facilities around the country. Tea production is an energy intensive process with energy costs constituting up to 30% of the total production costs. Energy efficiency is therefore a major opportunity to cut production costs in the tea industry. In addition, the Energy Management Regulations, 2012 mandates designated facilities to put in place management systems to conserve energy.