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$90,000,000 for delivery of biospheres to Africa

afrol News, 26 September - Global Environmental Energy Corp., has acknowledged Dr Albert Reynolds' African Initiative to deliver 1,120 Biosphere Systems to Africa.

Speaking in New York yesterday, Dr Reynolds confirmed funding of USD$90,000,000 from private donations to the Initiative, which has enabled funding of first 10 of 1,120 Biospheres. These systems are currently being manufactured for delivery to South Africa, Botswana and Cote d'Ivoire, group pointed out.

Biosphere systems operate on municipal solid waste to provide environmental cleanup, renewable electricity, clean water and sanitary health care.

Global is a fully integrated energy company whose interests include electrical power generation, oil and gas exploration and production, clean coal, and waste management technologies. Global manufactures Biospheres under contract in several countries and is currently in negotiations with additional potential manufacturing partners in Thailand, Vietnam and South Africa.


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