Energy

Energy is a major issue for Africa. Whether on green energy and renewable energy: solar, hydro, geothermal, biomass, wind, etc. Africa needs to reinvent itself to become energetically independent and potentially innovative in these sectors.

Many projects exist in different African countries and are funded. Afrikatech’s mission is to highlight these projects, and to inform you about issues related to the energy sector in Africa.

Between topics, articles and interview, you will find in this category all the elements to keep you informed about Energy in Africa.

Every day, we will introduce startups, entrepreneurs, innovators in the African energy sector. AfrikaTech’s mission is to rebrand the image of an innovative and challenging Africa. This sector is one of the cornerstones of this innovation and one of the nerve centers of the challenges facing our continent. The Africa of tomorrow is being built today, together.

In general, any substance, organism, medium or object present in nature without human action and which in most cases is used to meet human, animal or plant needs is a natural resource. . As the population and the human ecological footprint grow relentlessly, the sustainable management of natural resources has become a major issue. Africa …

Oil. This is a resource on which many activities around the world are based. Around the world, various players are engaged in sometimes very fierce battles to be able to exploit this fuel with multiple possibilities of use, and on which the world economy depends greatly. Until renewable energy projects properly take hold and are …

Renewable energies have been on the rise in Africa in recent years. Many institutions feel more concerned with preserving the environment. This is the case of the African Development Bank, which announced on September 23, 2019 at the United Nations Climate Action summit that it will no longer invest in coal. Coal is a resource …

Renewable energies. They represent one of the most important challenges in the world, at a time when environmental issues are harming fossil fuels more than ever. But still, they represent great opportunities for anyone wishing to get into this still little or underexploited sector. International organizations and governments are taking the lead in implementing projects …

Show us your route Rana Alaa: I am an electronic engineer, holder of a master’s degree in environmental engineering. I worked at Intel in the United States and for Shell, trying to save the environment, and then I realized that on the other side of the energy sector; my business partner, Yaseen Abdel-Ghaffar worked for …

Africa has immense energy potential due to its almost permanent sunshine. The continent alone receives 49% of global solar radiation. Access to electricity for all remains an issue on the continent. Estimated at 2.5 billion inhabitants by 2050, for the moment more than 600 million people do not have access to a source of electricity, …

Numerical simulation with Dymola for the treatment of waste Today digital simulation has become indispensable for many companies and in many fields. It can also be used in valorisation of waste in africa for management and treatment. The most appropriate approach is the systemic approach. In the systemic approach, the entire waste treatment process is …

The methanisation process

With the collaboration of Dr Jean Marc Ndombo For the methanisation process, According to the World Bank, 69 % of waste in Sub-Saharan Africa is dumped, and often burnt, openly. Furthermore an estimate of 24 % of waste is landfilled and only 7% is currently recycled or recovered for energy production (Figure 7) [6]. Hence, …

The waste treatment process

With the collaboration of Dr Jean Marc Ndombo There are several options for treating municipal solid waste (MSW), including recycling, composting and anaerobic digestion, incineration and landfilling. Figure 6 displays the various pathways for treating MSW [7].   Landfilling Landfilling involves the controlled and managed disposal of waste such as untreated or treated municipal solid …

With the collaboration of Dr Augustina Ephraim In this first article let’s see integrated sustainable waste management systems. Human activities generate waste that is often discarded as it is considered unnecessary. This waste is normally solid and the word waste suggests that the material is useless and undesirable. However, many of these wastes can be reused …

The Germany-Africa Business Forum (GABF) encourages German investors to view the African continent as a profitable and important investment destination. The Germany-Africa Business Forum (“GABF”), which aims to strengthen investment ties between Germany and Africa, announced that it has launched, in collaboration with private partners in the energy sector , a multi-million euro commitment to …

While the biofuel industry is still in its infancy on the African continent, Eco Fuels Kenya has taken a lead in this area. The start-up has focused on the croton nut, the fruit of a tree that grows in large quantities in East Africa. In addition to biofuel, Eco Fuels Kenya also produces animal feed, …

A few weeks ago, Nigerian start-up Zola Electric signed a $ 32.5 million financing facility. Funding from the Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO) and Symbiotics, a Geneva-based investment company. As the first company in the world to offer private solar systems to individuals, Zola Electric is therefore partnering with the Dutch Development Finance Corporation and …

The development of Africa is conditioned by access to electricity. This access is unfortunately heterogeneous in the continent. Indeed, North Africa and South Africa have an access rate higher than 75%. However, the countries of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have a rate of access that does not exceed 50% and for some even does not exceed …

Senegal hosts a training and research program in Africa that will be dedicated to renewable energies. This initiative was launched by Canada’s International Development Research Center (IDRC) and the French company Meridiam. The program will be led by the International Center for Training and Research in Solar Energy (CIFRES) of the Ecole polytechnique de Dakar. …

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