ACTUATE training workshop for smallholder farmers

ACTUATE workshop

The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation at University of Benin in collaboration with Lancaster University and the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), the funders of the ACTUATE project, organised an ACTUATE Stakeholders Engagement/ Training Workshop for Small Holder Farmers on Resource Recovery from Waste on Friday, 28th May, 2021. One of the main objectives of ACTUATE […]

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What’s your goal?


The theme for our PARTICIPATE programme in June 2021 was the UN Sustainable Development Goals and so we took the opportunity to ask the RECIRCULATE family across more than 10 countries to tell us which two SDGs they currently most closely align with professionally and which two SDGs they aspire to address in future and […]

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International Sustainable Development Goals webinar

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In June 2021, the focus of our PARTICIPATE engagement was the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and more specifically how the project workpackages are addressing SDGs in Ghana and Nigeria. On 24th June our International SDGs webinar posed the question “How have RECIRCULATE & ACTUATE aligned with and fulfilled the SDGs?” to explore opportunities and challenges in […]

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RECIRCULATE researcher presents at SSSN’21

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Valerie Ifeyinwa Ofili Edosa, a graduate researcher within the “Water for energy production” workpackage based at University of Benin, presented a paper titled “Comparative effects of conventional fertilizers and anaerobic digestate of food waste-cattle rumen on performance of tomato (Lycopersicum esculentum) and soil properties changes” at the 45th Annual Conference of the Soil Science Society […]

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University of Benin Vice Chancellor visit


The Vice Chancellor of University of Benin, Professor Lilian Imuetinyan Salami, visited the RECIRCULATE and ACTUATE projects on Monday 7th June 2021. The Vice Chancellor received a  first-hand update and on-the-spot assessment of both projects. She was accompanied by the principal officers Professor David Nosakhare Izekor, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) of University of Benin; […]

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Greenenergy: extending bioenergy action to a new generation

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Dr Andrew Amenaghawon, RECIRCULATE Post-Doctoral Research Associate at University of Benin, describes a success story for undergraduates working with the RECIRCULATE and ACTUATE team. An important part of RECIRCULATE and ACTUATE at University of Benin (UNIBEN) is to integrate our undergraduate students into the work of the projects. Part of that is for members of […]

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If you build it, they will understand

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Dr Mike Ajieh describes how the ACTUATE power-from-waste plant at University of Benin is translating RECIRCULATE research into real benefits for energy supply, the environment and student experience. The world is faced with huge challenge of municipal solid waste management. This is due mainly to the sheer volume of waste generated by the continuous increase […]

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The birth of an idea

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Prof. Alastair Martin shares his personal journey as a chemical engineer into RECIRCULATE, and how the idea of “safe digestate” is coming to life through the project. Roughly half of the world population- those of us who are lucky enough to live with water sufficiency- probably don’t fully appreciated how completely reliant we all are […]

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Science communication: You sabi say nobi evri bodi sabi speak did oyibo, Yen nyinaa enka brofo!

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In recognition of International Mother Language Day, Nigel Paul reflects on the experience of the RECIRCULATE team in addressing the challenge of science communication to stakeholders in their own language. Over recent months RECIRCULATE and its sister-projects have highlighted several “International days” relevant to our projects, and there are more to come. 8th March is […]

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