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Department of Energy Systems Research.

The Mzuzu University Energy Department is very active in research projects and activities. To ensure a smooth coordinated approach that balances both projects with University’s academic work’s pressure the department setup these functional research projects groups.

01

Renewable Energy Innovations Research Group

headed by Dr Collen Zalengera
contact: zalengera.c@mzuni.ac.mw

02

Renewable Energy Technology Research and Development Group

headed by Dr Arnold M. Juma
contact: juma.a@mzuni.ac.mw

01

Thermal Energy Systems Research Group

headed by Mr Kondwani T. Gondwe
contact: gondwe.k@mzuni.ac.mw

02

Bioenergy Systems Research Group

headed by Mr Maxon L. Chitawo
contact: chitawo.m@mzuni.ac.mw

Previous Research Projects Sample

Project
Name
Financer / funder Project
timeline
Project
initial fundin
g
Project planned outputs
Fight Against Climate
Change- Choma /Chigwere Biogas Project
British High Commission to Malawi 2008

2012
$60,000 11 Biogas Plants, 1 community solar powered water supply system
MREAP Biogas Project Scottish Government 2013

2015
$30,000 Construction of 11 Biogas Plants, Rehabilitation of 1 biogas plant
MREAP Solar Survey Project Scottish Government 2014 – 2015$5,200 Report on impact and sustainability of PV systems in selecetd health centres, and primary and secondary schools (15 sites in total)
Crop/Livestock Integrated Project (CLIP) EU through AU 2012

2016
$532,000  60 Biogas Plants , 1 BSc Student Research
Mzuzu Prison Biogas Production from Human Waste The National Research Council of Malawi 2011

2013
MWK
965,000
12 cubic metre Biogas Plant
RLEEP Renewable Technologies ( Milk Cooling Project)in Thyolo District RLEEP 2013

2015
MWK 25,000,000 Renewable Energy system for Milk Cooling.
 Promotion of Renewable Technologies for Improved Livelihood (Zatuba Project) GEF/UNDP Small Grants 2013

2015
$50,000 Renewable Energy systems for small enterprises (fruit juice production, barber shops, chicken layering, communal battery charging and phone charging) , Provision of potable water and water for small scale irrigation.