Saturday, May 7 We met Mingma at the airport early to catch the first flight to Lukla (9000ft), the beginning of our trek. A series of miscommunications at the airport lead to our seats being given to other travelers. However, Mingma found us an alternative almost immediately. A helicopter (piloted by a … Read More
This is Joe’s daily log of the May 4-26, 2016 trip to Nepal along with MEBP team member Garry Porter and Social-Media Coordinator Brenda Bednar. As availability of internet and computers will be inconsistent on the 17-day trek through the Khumbu Valley, posts will be written daily but uploaded when possible. More photos of … Read More
One of the final technical design hurdles is the design of the structure over the biogas digester to maintain an acceptable atmospheric environment and provide storage and work space for the operators of the system. The Seattle chapter of Architects without Borders (AWB) has volunteered their member’s time and talent … Read More
Dr. Michael Marsolek of Seattle University spent a month in Kathmandu meeting with Kathmandu University to set up a program to conduct lab/bench tests with samples of human waste from Everest base camp. Testing may take up to 2 years and will confirm the performance modeling done in 2011. More … Read More
The International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (the UIAA) invited our project to submit a proposal for their annual environmental award, the UIAA Mountain Protection Award. Even if not selected, our program will be provided access to UIAA’s 80 national federations and their 2.5 million members.
The Mt. Everest Biogas Project was officially recognized as an Appropriate Technology Design Team (ATDT) within Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA). Engineers without Borders-USA (EWB-USA) is a nonprofit humanitarian organization established to support community-driven development programs worldwide through partnerships that design and implement sustainable engineering projects. Appropriate Technology Design Team … Read More
It was the intent of the design team that the biogas system design be transparent such that it could be replicated in other locations. As the design evolved, all the assumptions and calculations were documented in the Basis of Design (BOD) document. This document was vetted by outside experts in … Read More
In July the Mt. Everest Biogas Project was invited to present our project to the American Alpine Club at their 3 days Sustainable Summits Conference. Focus of the conference was “to shape and share environmentally sustainable solutions for mountain areas, while also developing global partnerships”. View the presentation below: Garry … Read More
Garry Porter represented our team at the American Alpine Assoication meeting in Golden Co July 2014.
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