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HFI Fuels Energy Research Update

HFI Fuels Energy Research Update by Dan Sweeney, D-Lab Scale-Ups Biomass Fuel Research Scientist D-Lab UROP Nani Ruiz tests a mini kiln in the fuel test facility.D-Lab: Energy student Yi Zhong uses an instrument to characterize carbonized biowaste samples.MIT Engineers Without Borders students fire an MIT kiln at Kresge Lawn.   D-Lab Visiting practitioner Elius [...]

Lisa Holub administers a survey in Bwaise market.

Marketing to Base of Pyramid Consumers in Kampala: Students Provide Valuable Marketing Study to Green Bio Energy

One of the key benefits of being an HFI partner is access to some incredibly smart and motivated students through MIT D-Lab.  Green Bio Energy hosted some of these students this year and received an insightful analysis of their marketing efforts in Kampala in return.  Four students, two from Tufts Fletcher School of Law and [...]

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HFI Partner wins spot in New England Policy Forum

The Women in Public Service Project, jointly sponsored by Mt. Holyoke, Simmons and Smith Colleges in Massachusetts, are holding a forum for the next two weeks titled Reconstructing Societies in the Wake of Conflict:  Transitional Justice and Economic Development.  Fifty women delegates from around world were chosen to participate, including TEWDI’s Betty Ikalany.  The focus [...]

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