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Sep 27

vEco needs Volunteers!

smileyguyAre you passionate about wildlife conservation? If you’ve got some time to spare and some of the skills we’re looking for, we’d love to hear from you. We’re currently in need of people to take on the following roles:

  • Webmaster/Wordpress guru
  • Blog Writer/Social media wrangler
  • Graphic designer
  • Audio engineer
  • vEco testers

To find out more, go to the Volunteer with Veco page.

3 comments

  1. Namatovu Sophie

    Am Namatovu Sophie with aback ground in Development Studies working with the National fisheries Resource Research Institute as Research Assistant. but with a lot of passion for tourism. I would love to be part of your term vECO Tourism as vEco tester.

  2. Purwa

    a0Very interesting. here in Sudan we had a goof eprexience of producing charcoal briquettes from agricultural residues and shrubs, particularly cotton stalk. two factories were established during the late 1980s and early 1990s. However, the factories are no longer operational due to high price of briquettes, acceptability and unsustainable supply of cotton stalk. In recent years, the technology (metal kilns) is used to produce charcoal from Mesquite (prosopis) shrubs in Eastern Sudan. The advantage of the technology is the use of both lump wood and branches for charcoal production. the branches, which are usually left on the field by traditional charcoal makers could be converted into charcoal fines followed by briquetting to enable its use on charcoal stoves. however, we could not develop a simple briquetting technology to be used by the traditional charcoal makers. An intervention of an enterpreneur is needed to buy the charcoal fines from the charcoal makers and produce the briquettes. A step we still looking to develop. in ealier briquetteing factories the agglomeration process was used to produce chacoal briquettes. such a process may not be suitable for small scale entrepreneurs. Can you help us with your charcoal briquetting technology.RegardsAhmed Hood

    1. jay

      Hello Ahmed!

      We don’t have any direct experience with briquetting technology ourselves. But we have worked with the New Nature Foundation in the past, who do! I’d encourage you to get in touch with them here: http://newnaturefoundation.org/what-we-do/eco-briquettes/.

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