A winner of the 2006 Ashden Awards, Mwanza Rural Housing Project (MRHP) devised an innovative way to fire bricks for house building.
Woodheys Primary School won an Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy in 2007. The school has an excellent programme of practical energy saving and is proud to have achieved the Eco School green flag status.
Wood Energy Ltd. won an Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy in 2007. They are the UK’s leading national supplier of high efficiency automatic wood-chip and wood-pellet boilers.
Alternative Indigenous Development Foundation Inc. has developed and installed newly designed ram pumps in 68 hillside villages in the Philippines. They won an Ashden Award in 2007.
Willis Renewable Energy Systems, Belfast won a 2010 Ashden Award. The Solasyphon is a plumbing innovation that speeds up and simplifies the retro-fitting of solar water heating in existing homes, saving the cost of buying a new water tank. 2,500 have been sold, with installations going ahead in many overseas markets as well as the UK.
Suffolk County Council won an Ashden Award in 2010. This forward-looking Council is making big strides towards sustainability by helping local schools switch their oil-fired boilers to greener wood-fired boilers and boosting Suffolk’s supply chain for biomass fuel through sustainable forestry. The County Council is creating local jobs in recession-hit times, and boosting the potential for biomass in the region.
Kensa in Cornwall designs and manufactures small scale ground-source heat pumps for easy installation throughout the UK. The company has won the 2008 Ashden Award in the business category. The Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy reward innovation, excellence and achievement.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and SNV, Vietnam won a 2010 Ashden Award for their highly successful partnership which has enabled the distribution of biogas technology across Vietnam on a massive scale in a way that is both sustainable and has the potential for further expansion.
An inspiring story from the 2005 Ashden Awards where a part government funded initiative, the Biogas Sector Partnership, is helping 100,000 Nepalese to use cow dung to create biogas. Not only is it using sustainable reources, its also smoke free and better for the users health.
The Gaia Association won an Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy in 2008. They are producing and distributing an ethanol stove in refugee camps in Ethiopia. The ethanol is produced from waste molasses.