The completed, award-winning river turbine is going in a new funding direction, and the project is becoming broader in scope. Our lead technician with in-country partner, APROTEC, is now applying for funding through other sources. Future funding will be used for requests from three communities to deploy river ice facilities for Villa Fátima on the River Vaupés, for Asogagumuy on the River Guarrojo, and for Calahorra on the River Atrato. River ice is a cooling system which operates year-round, and independent of the supply of conventional fuels.
Many rural communities in proximity to rivers i.e. the Amazon River, the Orinoco River, the Zambezi, Congo and the Nile, live on fishing and the fish trade without the possibility of maintaining stocks through refrigeration. In these regions, cooling is often as important as electricity.
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