How banana skins and manure are being re-used to help power homes


Blessed with a wide variety of landscapes, the African country of Uganda produces everything from bananas and coffee to tea and cocoa.

Indeed, its land plays a big role in its economy: the Uganda National Household Survey for 2016/17 found that 65% of the country’s working population were involved in the agriculture, forestry and fishing sectors.

And while these areas of the economy employ people, their by-products and waste-streams could also have a part to play when it comes to encouraging the use of sustainable energy.

Vianney Tumwesige is managing director of Green Heat International, a firm which wants to take the waste produced from sectors like agriculture and then use it to…


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