Caribbean Island Curacao is changing into desert

Curacao, desert, rainwater, water infrastructure, climate change

The strategy of Curacao is still to discharge the rainwater directly to the ocean as soon as possible. The result: desertification!

The Caribbean Island Curacao is changing into a desert. That’s emergency call is done by Don Martina, former president of the island. 

Don Martina, was invited in the Parliament to talk about the collection and reuse of rainwater. Read More

Rice Starks to Electricity

Biomass, renewables, climate change, electricity, Pelletizer, Curacao, Caribbean, green power, rice, greenhouse gas

If you notice that a Pelletizer can press 24/7, the value of the biomass is 21,000 euro (>23,000 USD) a week!

The gap between electricity supply and demand in Curaçao is increasing. Still the Island is relying on imported electricity, diesel and other fossil fuels.

Mr. Doerga (Alesie) has been a trader in rice on the Island for years. He recognized the possibilities of rice residues for biomass power generation and electricity.  Read More

Desalination Solutions in the Caribbean

Clean drinking water, Haiti, World Bank

Haiti gets clean drinking water

In addition, changes in weather patterns in the Caribbean due to climate change are exacerbating existing water challenges. 

Desalination is not new to the Caribbean, but extracting clean water from seawater is becoming an increasingly integral part of the region’s search for water security.

Since 2007, 68 new desalination plants have been built across the Caribbean, which now boasts an installed capacity of 782,000 cubic metres of purified water per day, according to the Caribbean Desalination Association.

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