August 17, 2012
Housing construction at the site of Broad Cove Ecohomes, Liberia outside of Monrovia. Broad Cove is using an OPIC loan to build moderately-priced houses in a region where affordable housing is virtually nonexistent. Broad Cove is using renewable and locally-sourced materials including bricks made from compressed earth and cement which will keep the houses naturally cool.
July 06, 2011
Site Liberia Sector Renewable energy; biomass, rubber Challenge Make use of large volumes of rubber trees that have reached the end of their latex producing lives by harvesting them and producing wood chips to fuel biomass power plants. Export to address shortage of biomass fuel in Europe, used to reduce greenhouse gas emission from coal consumption, through co-firing in existing