Research collaboration projects in growth and transition countries (Window 2)

Circular economy to minimize waste challenges in Indonesia

Research project Indonesia presents a complex household solid waste management challenge; its cities generate 105,000 tons of solid waste daily. Further, tons of waste end up in the ocean, making the nation a major contributor to plastic pollution. Recent research st ...
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Maintenance and Repair Strategy for Wind Energy Development

Research project In order to eradicate poverty, India needs to sustain an economic growth of at least 9% over the next 25 years. To ensure it, the primary energy supply has to increase at a rate of 5.8% annually. Wind energy in India grew very intensively in last dec ... First year report The project started and develops according to the plan. The collaboration between partners is excellent. The consortium meetings take place every 3rd week. The webpage of the project has been created, https://www.maintainergy.dk ...
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HVDC GREEN: HVDC GRid for intErconnEcting Nusantara

Research project Indonesia electricity demand is to increase 76% in the next 10 years. As of today, the majority of electricity consumption is in Java, where the majority of people (56%) and industry locates. Currently, 69.5% of the energy in Java already comes from ...
Period: 2021-09-1 to 2024-08-31 Countries: Indonesia Lead institution: Aalborg University (AAU), Denmark Partner institutions: Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Indonesia PT PLN (Persero), Indonesia Project code: 20-M02AAU Total grant: 4,662,139 DKK
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Managed aquifer recharge in South Africa (MARSA)

Research project Existing freshwater resources are threatened by overexploitation due to population growth, urbanisation, and climate change and many regions experience water shortage. South Africa is a water-scarce country and during the 2017-19 Southern African dro ...
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Circular Bioeconomy for the Kenyan Dairy Sector

Research project The idea of circular bioeconomy (CBE) is gaining broad interest as global environmental challenges become monumental and demand a shift from linear production-consumption models to circular models. CBE is particularly relevant for lower-middle income ...
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Microgrid Technologies for Remote Indonesian Islands

Research project Tech-IN is aimed at overcoming the challenges associated with the large-scale deployment of renewable-based microgrids (MGs) in the hazardous environment of the Indonesian Islands that is prone to severe natural disasters (NDs). Tech-IN’s goal is two ...
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Renewable Energy based Minigrid Clusters in Ethiopia-REMCE

Research project According to recent studies, around 55% of 110 million inhabitants of Ethiopia (especially in rural areas) have no access to electricity. In addition, the electrified regions of the country, which are mainly based on hydroelectric power plants, are s ...
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Enhancing Effectiveness of Vocational Education – EEVE

Research project This project aims to improve the performance of vocational colleges in Vietnam. Through pilot surveys in Hanoi, we identified two key challenges. First, students graduate without the skills demanded in the labour market. Second, there is mismatch bet ... First year report The original timeline for project implementation proved infeasible due to the onset of COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. International travel stopped and the baseline student survey could not be implemented as planned. Due to the time-l ...
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