The UK "energy-from-waste-biomass" firm, PyroGenesys, are set to start a project that will help remote rural communities in Nigeria have access to off-grid electricity.
“The project will also develop local waste collection arrangements and systems needed to sell electricity over rural micro-grids in Nigeria. Digital mobile transactions based on the SIMPAY mobile payment system developed by another consortium partner Mobinet will be used to trade waste, and purchase electricity and cooking fuels.”
According to Mobinet CEO Andrew Otiko: “A mobile payment platform that works in real-time without the internet and on any phone type is essential for rural Nigeria.” This model promises to empower gender and social inclusion in remote communities with no access to formalised banking structures.
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