Friday, November 29, 2013

The rate of Forest loss in Borneo..

Found this interesting online mapping tool to show the rate of deforestation in past decade. Sabah and Sarawak has such alarming rate in Borneo.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

TONIBUNG launched Micro Hydro training course at CREATE - Centre for Renewable Energy and Appropriate TEchnologies

TONIBUNG have launched micro hydro training course catered for community technicians since June 2013. The training course involves theory and workshop sessions at CREATE in Kg. Nampasan Penampang, Sabah. All the trainees also undertake on the job training working on actual Micro Hydro projects in Kg. Tiku, Penampang and Long Lamai, Baram. The training course is divided to 5 modules namely Feasibility studies and design, Civil Works, Electrical, Mechanical and Operations and maintenance.

TONIBUNG's training program at CREATE is supported by our long term partner, Green Empowerment based in Portland, Oregon and funded by National Geographic Society The Great Energy Challenge program. This ongoing training training course will continue to 2014 and will cover other renewable energy technologies such as Solar PV, Wind and Biomass.

TONIBUNG welcomes any interested parties to partner with us or to fund our initiative to provide training for indigenous communities in Borneo through the training program at CREATE. we also able to set a special sessions for interested groups and individuals on Renewable energy. TONIBUNG have also embarked in Micro Hydro turbine assembly with Penampang Renewable Energy Sdn. Bhd. and Era-Wira Sdn. Bhd. to manufacture and assemble turbines to cater for growing demands at CREATE. 

Two of CREATE's trainees on the job training 

Trainees work with community during Gotong royong at Long Lamai

Trainees install butterfly valve on the Long Lamai penstock pipe

working with community to pour the concrete trust block

Patrick (2nd right) our Project Manager posing with villagers at Long Lamai 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

TONIBUNG Centre for Renewable Energy and Appropriate Technologies CREATE exhibition at HoB

TONIBUNG CREATE conducted exhibition on Renewable Energy during the Heart of Borneo (HoB) conference on 11-12 November 2013. TONIBUNG exhibited Hydro-Solar Hybrid system and Solar-Wind Hybrid system apart from posters and pictures of community based micro hydro project that was implemented by TONIBUNG in Sabah and Sarawak.

we also presented the community based micro hydro project as one of the Forever Sabah Solutions to protect Sabah's natural resources. the HoB conference was attended by over 750 participants from different sectors. the conference is hosted by the Sabah Forestry Department and was officiated by Sabah Chief Minister DS Musa Aman.

Giving briefing to Sabah CM and SFD director on the Micro Hydro Solutions