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Sengal

Baking Ovens:Improved Hybrid Ovens Using Gas/Woodfuel
by Djimingue Nanasta, ENDA

The objective of the dissemination of improved mixed gas / wood / biogas ovens is to develop and make available economic models of improved ovens and to ensure energy conservation for food sovereignty as well or to strengthen the resilience of SMEs to address the impacts of climate change. In terms of energy consumption, traditional ovens face two major constraints. On hand, they consume a large amount of wood (0.4 kg of wood per loaf of 35- representing 30% of the cost of bread); and secondly, the furnace temperature is estimated empirically.

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Sengal

Impact of the Removal of Subsidy on LPG, The Case of Dakar in Households, Small Production Companies and Market Services
by Djimingue Nanasta, ENDA

This case study on a programme promoting butane gas, a process called 'butanisationí in Senegal, and specially the impact of the removal of subsidies, is to show the process of large-scale distribution of butane gas and how the subsidy reform affected household behavior as well as small the activities of production companies and of market services. The study shows that the butane-gas subsidy policy initiated in Senegal for three decades has produced satisfactory results both in terms of the promotion of a new clean energy and in preserving the plant cover. This policy brought savings in the national budget by avoiding the expense of reforestation of degraded forests.

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Mali

Jatropha Oil Production for Local Energy Use
by Mahamadou K. Diarra Mali-Folkecenter Nyetaa

The MFC Garalo Bagani Yelen Project was an innovative initiative representing a new paradigm in sustainable decentralised energy production. Less than 17% of Malians have access to formal electricity services, and in rural areas where two thirds of the population live it is less than 12%. To address these problems MFC has setup a 300 kW of integrated village electricity production and distribution system, supplying a village of 10,000 people, powered by pure plant oil (PPO) derived from Jatropha seed grown locally around the village of Garalo. This initiative is centred Jatropha oil in the form of electrical energy.

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Mali

Solar Lantern for Rural Household Lighting and Cell Phone Charging
by Mahamadou K. Diarra
Mali-Folkecenter Nyetaa

The recent development of lighting technologies, such as energy-saving light bulbs,light-emitting diodes (LEDs) with small solar panels of capacity between 5 to 10 watts, etc., has opened the way to cleaner and more economic lighting solutions, especially for rural households. The "One Woman - One Solar Lamp" initiative was funded by Christian Aidís pro-poor energy innovation fund to develop sustainable, non-exclusive distribution and marketing networks for energy services for poor people. It focuses on rural women (300 people), improving impacts on global climate and generating income for 5 local entrepreneurs in rural and peri-urban areas of Mali. The initiative also facilitated the finance mechanisms by providing a 20,750 USD guarantee fund with a local microfinance institution to allow women sufficient access to credit.

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