News category: Climate & Energy


Realizing SDG 7: bridging financial challenges

9 April 2019

Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG 7) stands for access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. Last Friday (5 April), Partners for Innovation was present at the national event for companies, financiers, NGOs and … More

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Renewable energy in Zambia: looking for Dutch companies

7 February 2018

RVO and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs have commissioned a market study into the opportunities for Dutch renewable energy companies in Zambia. Expected publication/presentation date for this study is early April, with a view to … More

Trade mission Vietnam

6 February 2018

Minister Kaag (Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation) is leading a trade mission in Vietnam and Malaysia this week together with Hans de Boer (chairman VNO-NCW) and about 45 companies. The economic mission is focused … More

Mainstreaming gender in energy projects: training

13 November 2017

Partners for Innovation and MDF offer a free of charge train-the-trainer course for organizations in ECOWAS countries involved in gender mainstreaming in energy projects. This three day course will be held in Accra, early 2018.  We … More

Boost for agribusiness – FinAgri Niger 2017

16 August 2017

On 16 and 17 May 2017 Partners for Innovation Niger organized in Niamey the FinAgri. Financial institutions and key actors of the agricultural sector in Niger took part in a finance fair related to the agri … More

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The Finance Catalyst – open for project proposals

8 December 2016

From September Partners for Innovation is welcoming project proposals on renewable energy in Sub Saharan Africa. Working for the Finance Catalyst, we offer support & advice on project development, -structuring and finance. The Finance Catalyst links … More

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Meet JACK: the foldable e-scooter

28 November 2016

Amsterdam is booming  when it comes to tourism. The number of people visiting the Dutch capital has increased over the years and reached a record level this year. This asks for smart solutions. Residents, tourists and … More

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Masterplan on the Plastics Cycle

21 October 2016

The collection of plastics is not only a ‘hot topic’ but also a great success. Unfortunately, the recycling is not so straightforward. Worldwide, countries are collecting and recycling plastic waste to make their economy more and … More

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E-commerce: a guide to sustainable packaging

20 September 2016

Partners for Innovation has written a guide to sustainable packaging. In this guide you find innovative ideas coming from the Dutch Association for Paper and Board Mills (VNP), the Dutch Enterprise Agency (RVO) and … More

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A powerboat that doesn’t leave a trace

17 September 2016

Clean, fast and style are the key words that describe the new electric powerboat developed by Edorado Marine. In their Edorado 7S project, they present a sustainable alternative for conventional combustion engine driven powerboats. By realizing … More

Conference on female entrepreneurship in Niger

13 September 2016

Managing Director of Partners for Innnovation Niger, Rakiatou Gazibo, will give a speech on september the 17th at a conference of the Council of Nigerans in France (Conseil des Nigériens de France) in Paris. The conference … More

Market opportunities for biogas in Mozambique

12 September 2016

Partners for Innovation has carried out a field study for SNV, in order to assess the market opportunities for the application of biogas in Mozambique. The research focused specifically on sanitation and the agri-food sector. Reasonably … More


Ecotourism in Northern Uganda

3 November 2015

This October, Thomas Dietz visited Northern Uganda for a project on sustainable ecotourism. In this project Partners for Innovation investigates and develops green solutions for lodges and hotels together with  SNV. The project focuses on lodges and … More

New colleague : Adamou Salissou

20 October 2015

We have strenghtened our team in West-Africa with a new advisor: Adamou Salissou, specialist Agroforestry. Adamou Salissou previously worked as head division of Reforestation, Land and Landscape Management for the Ministry of Environment in Niger.  Before he worked at different … More

Solar PV on our Amsterdam office

5 October 2015

In September we have installed 10 Solar PV panels, in total 2500 Wp, on the roof of our office in Amsterdam. We are certainly not the first company to generate practically all of the electricity we use, … More

Alternative cooking fuels in Sub-Saharan Africa

17 September 2015

In August, Partners for Innovation started a study on cooking fuels for the World Bank Group. The study focuses on four countries: Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Madagascar. Objective of the study is to research, explore and … More

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New Colleague: Thomas Dietz

5 June 2015

Thomas Dietz started as advisor Sustainable Innovation & Sustainable Biomass at Partners for Innovation. He combines knowledge in the field of sustainable use of resources and energy with a personal interest in innovation to provide companies and governments with … More

Biogas in Mozambique

1 June 2015

In May, Partners for Innovation started a biogas sector study for SNV in Mozambique. Objective of the study is to research, explore and validate the market potential and relevant business models for biogas in Mozambique. This … More

Sustainable Bioenergy High Impact Opportunity

21 May 2015

Partners for Innovation is now a Knowledge Sharing Partner of the recently launched “Sustainable Bioenergy High Impact Opportunity” (HIO) initiative. HIO is a multi-stakeholder coalition, co-chaired by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations … More

Commercial Funding for Renewable Energy Projects

14 January 2015

Partners for Innovation and Paul van Aalst are commissioned by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) to identify commercial funding opportunities for seven sustainable energy projects. The projects are developed with supported of the Daey Ouwens Fund. … More

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PPPs for African Energy Projects

27 February 2014

African energy projects should be implemented through Public Private Partnerships (PPPs). This is Partners for Innovation’s firm belief, based on important successes with this approach. Successful projects include: Financial closure of South-African first biogas facility at … More

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South-African Collaboration Jason Schäffler

25 February 2014

Partners for Innovation is intensifying its collaboration with Jason Schäffler (Nano Energy) in South Africa. Schäffler is an experienced developer and technical and policy analyst specialized in energy, electricity and renewable energy. Emiel Hanekamp: “In previous … More

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Innofest: Financing Energy Innovations

12 December 2013

At Innofest 2013 NL Agency and the Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) brought together innovative entrepreneurs in the energy sector and potential investors. The meeting took place on 28 november in Kasteel Groeneveld There is a … More

H2020: Good news from Brussels

28 October 2013

Have you heard of ‘Horizon 2020’, the new EU Framework Programme? Between 2014 and 2020 Brussel will provide approximately 80 billion euro for new research and innovation projects. This offers great opportunities for Dutch companies that … More

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Renewable Energy South Africa

30 August 2013

Partners for Innovation has become a member of the Southern African Alternative Energy Association (SAAEA). The SAAEA actively promotes renewable alternative energy solutions in southern Africa. SAAEA represents the entire alternative energy industry: wind, solar, biomass, biogas, … More

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Film: towards a biobased and circular economy

27 June 2013

Short film: In our society we currently take, make, use and dispose of our products in a linear way. Nature on the other hand is working in a circular way. Due to our current –take-make-use-and-dispose- philosophy, … More

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Waste to resource

23 November 2012

As project manager “Waste = Resource”, Siem Haffmans brought businesses in and around the port together to reuse waste as raw material. “Although most of the waste is already recycled or incinerated, the project delivered tangible … More


Sustainable Energy

17 September 2012

During the Energy Event at the House of the Dutch Provinces in Brussels, Emiel Hanekamp argues why Europe should invest more in renewable energy in developing countries and emerging markets. The yearly annual meeting of the … More

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Regional BioEnergy Forum Mali

30 March 2012

From 19 to 22 March, Emiel Hanekamp attended the ECOWAS Regional Bioenergy Forum in Bamako, Mali. The Forum was organised by the ECOWAS Centre for Sustainable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) and the Global Energy Partnership … More

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Sustainable Biofuels Training Madagascar

29 December 2011

Commissioned by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Western Indian Ocean, Partners for Innovation provided a training for the Platform for Sustainable Biofuels in Madagascar in November and December of 2011. The aim of the training was … More

Jatropha Biofuel

31 March 2011

Partners for Innovation conducted a life cycle assessment of the greenhouse gas emissions of biofuels from Jatropha, cultivated in Mozambique by Sun Biofuels. The results were contrasted with the European Renewable Energy Directive requirement of 35% … More