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1) Fight Against Climate Change- Choma/Chigwere Biogas Project

a) Project Name : Fight Against Climate Change- Choma/Chigwere Biogas Project
b) Financer/funder : British High Commission to Malawi
c) Project commencement year: 2008
d) Project end year: 2012
e) Project initial funding: 60,000.00
f) Project planned outputs: 11 Biogas Plants, 1 community solar powered water supply system

2) MREAP Biogas Project

a) Project Name : MREAP Biogas Project
b) Financer/funder : Scottish Government
c) Project commencement year: 2013
d) Project end year: 31 March 2015
e) Project initial funding: 30,000.00
f) Project planned outputs: Construction of 11 Biogas Plants, Rehabilitation of 1 biogas plant

3) MREAP Solar Survey Project

a) Project Name : MREAP Solar Survey Project
b) Financer/funder : Scottish Government
c) Project commencement year: 2014
d) Project end year: March 2015
e) Project initial funding: 5,200.00
f) Project planned outputs: Report on impact and sustainability of PV systems in selecetd health centres, and primary and secondary schools (15 sites in total)

4) Crop/Livestock Integrated Project (CLIP)

a) Project Name : Crop/Livestock Integrated Project (CLIP)
b) Financer/funder : EU through AU
c) Project commencement year: 2012
d) Project end year: 2016
e) Project initial funding: 532,000.00
f) Project planned outputs: 60 Biogas Plants , 1 BSc Student Research

This Project is coordinated by the Department of Agricultural Research through Mbawa Research Station. Other implementing organizations are: Msekera Research Station in Zambia,Lunyangwa Research Station and Mzuzu ADD



5) Mzuzu Prison Biogas Project

a) Project Name : Biogas Production from Human Waste
b) Financer/funder : The National Research Council of Malawi
c) Project commencement year: 2011
d) Project end year: 2013
e) Project initial funding: MWK 965,000
f) Project planned outputs: 12 cubic metre Biogas Plant

6) RLEEP Renewable Technologies ( Milk Cooling Project)

a) Project Name : RLEEP Renewable Technologies ( Milk Cooling Project)in Thyolo District
b) Financer/funder : RLEEP
c) Project commencement year: 2013
d) Project end year: 2015
e) Project initial funding: MWK25,000,000.00
f) Project planned outputs: Renewable Energy system for Milk Cooling.

7) Promotion of Renewable Technologies for Improved Livelihood ( Zatuba Project)

a) Project Name : Promotion of Renewable Technologies for Improved Livelihood (Zatuba Project)
b) Financer/funder :GEF/UNDP Small Grants
c) Project commencement year: 2013
d) Project end year: 2015
e) Project initial funding: USD 50,000.00
f) Project planned outputs: Renewable Energy systems for small enterprises (fruit juice production, barber shops, chicken layering, communal battery charging and phone charging) , Provision of potable water and water for small scale irrigation.

This was a joint project with Empower Australia later on Empower Malawi.