Connecting Africa to China
China overtakes world in the adoption of electric buses
China owns and operates 99% of the 385 000 electric buses in the world.  9 500 cutting-edge electric buses are...
Apple launches China Clean Energy Fund
China and Apple have formed the China Clean Energy Fund The project will supply 134 megawatts of clean energy to China’s national grid Apple launched the first of its kind China Clean Energy Fund in 2018 to connect suppliers with clean energy projects in China. Along with Apple, 10... Read more
Northern China to get a ‘forest city’
China’s first forest city will have more than 40 000 trees It will be self-sufficient with a host of environmental benefits China is to get its first forest city — 175 hectares of trees, shrubs, and plants that cover the buildings and form vertical forests – in Liuzhou, in Guangxi,... Read more
China builds world’s largest air purifier
China has built an air purifier in Xian in Shaanxi province said to be the world’s biggest In experimental phase, the tower is performing well so far A 100m tall air purifier tower in the northern city of Xian in Shaanxi province, has been designed and built by scientists... Read more
China biggest investor in Nigeria’s oil sector
China invests $16 billion into Nigeria’s oil sector China faces dwindling oil production at home China has invested US$16 billion in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry, according to Nigeria’s state-owned National Petroleum Corporation. As Africa’s top oil producer, Nigeria produces two million barrels of oil a day, which it... Read more
China to open the world’s largest waste-to-energy plant
A waste-to-energy plant is set to open in Shenzhen in 2020 This waste-to-energy plant will be the biggest of its kind worldwide Modern metropolis, Shenzhen, that links Hong Kong to China’s mainland, produces over 15 000 tons of waste a day. This major city, home to 20 million people, expects... Read more
China has the power to light up Africa
China is leading the global race in solar power There are ongoing discussions between African countries and China on sustainable energy products African countries make up 57% of the world’s population still in the dark, so the need to power up the continent is essential for further economic growth.... Read more
Chines company to recycle Kenyan plastic waste
Chinese firm opens US$45m plastic waste recycling plant in Kenya  Weeco Recycling Company plans to set up another one in Mombasa  Weeco Recycling Company, originally from China, opened the recycling plant in Athi River town in Eastern Kenya. The plant has the capacity to process 2 000 tons of... Read more
China tests its first hydrogen fuel plane
China is the 3rd country in the world to successfully complete a maiden flight with a hydrogen fuel plane This is a major step towards low-carbon & sustainable transport China has completed 10 test flights for its new hydrogen fuel aircraft as it tries out various tails and types... Read more
The Fourth Industrial Revolution: not what we expect
Everyone assumes the fourth industrial revolution will be about technology Actually, it will be centred around renewable energy and led by China There have been three industrial revolutions in the past two centuries. The first, led by the British, was the rising of steam energy which allowed for mechanisation... Read more
China’s ambitious plan to build solar farm in space
China flipped the switch on its first floating solar plant in 2017 The plant floats on top of a lake that was once, notably, home to a coal mine China now plans to build a floating solar power plant in space China has built a number of floating solar... Read more