In Barbados, a university research team is distilling Sargassum and wastewater to make methane, which can be turned into CNG to power transportation.
Rum and Sargassum’s ongoing research into the production of fossil fuel free compressed natural gas as an alternative fuel for transportation in Barbados continues to draw interest from Caribbean-based professionals in climate change circles. The Bio-CNG could address Barbados’ need to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with its transport sector. The country aims to
Stakeholders from Jamaica’s academic and business sectors are voicing their interest in Rum and Sargassum’s ongoing research into a new type of biofuel. The new biofuel addresses the nuisance of Sargassum biomass influx onto Caribbean beaches by using Sargassum as an affordable and organic input in the production of renewable energy to power transportation. “I
Prof. Clive Landis, Campus Principal of The University of the West Indies Cave Hill, Barbados, on Tuesday announced a new project to produce biofuel using Sargassum seaweed and wastewater from rum factories. Speaking at the signing of a two-year memorandum of Uunderstanding (MOU) between The UWI and CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank, the principal said the
Dr Legena Henry described the potential benefits of Sargassum seaweed to Barbados’ tourism and transportation industries, as the small-island nation aims to transition to 100% renewable energy by 2030. Speaking at a workshop to coordinate ongoing research on the potential benefits of processing Sargassum seaweed, Dr Henry covered several key points regarding the seaweed-based biofuel
This paper presents a biofuel alternative to the current use of gasoline and diesel for transportation in Barbados.
Dr. Legena Henry presents Rum and Sargassum project in virtual event hosted by CARICOM and Regional University Network
Dr. Legena Henry, Lecturer in Renewable Energy at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados, presented the Rum and Sargassum project at the first webinar in a new series hosted by Caricom’s Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) and the The Regional Universities Network, in partnership with UWI Cave
Rum and Sargassum’s ongoing research was highlighted as part of a novel event aiming to re-imagine development for the 21st century in response to today’s complex, rapidly changing challenges. Titled “Blue Lab Live,” the event marked UNDP Barbados & the Eastern Caribbean’s official launch of its Blue Economy Accelerator Lab, which is focused on boosting
The Rum and Sargassum project received a USD $100,000 grant from Blue Chip Foundation to initiate 22 months of research, starting in December 2019. Blue Chip Foundation focuses on alleviating extreme poverty through economic, educational, and social enterprise initiatives in support of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Dr. Legena Henry presents “Alternatives to Electric Vehicles: Biofuels in Barbados” at Global Solutions Forum
CEO and Founder Dr Legena Henry presents “Alternatives to Electric Vehicles: Biofuels in Barbados” research findings at the Caribbean Solutions Forum in New York on September 25, 2019. The Forum was part of the Global Solutions Forum, a side meeting of the 74th United Nations General Assembly. It was made possible by the Sustainable Development