Blue skies over Pivot

It’s the rainy season in Kigali. At any hour of the day black clouds and wind can roll in with a vengeance, producing downpours that one has a hard time talking over – downpours that flood the streets and send city dwellers running for shelter.  The month of April typically registers 18 days of rain and as of April 21st we’ve already hit that number. 

But despite the weather, it’s blue skies over Pivot.  A few rainy day setbacks aside, we’re making steady progress on the construction of our demonstration plant at Nduba in Kigali.  Earthworks are nearly complete, our containers of equipment have arrived, the foundation of our office and toilet block is complete, and our fecal sludge and water tanks and being built.

We’re currently on track to soft commission the plant in June and to begin producing Pivot Fuel in July.  Just in time to welcome the blue skies back to Kigali.

Earthworks underway for the greenhouse pad.

Earthworks underway for the greenhouse pad.

Offloading the containers of equipment.

Offloading the containers of equipment.

Foundation for office/changing/toilet block.

Foundation for office/changing/toilet block.

Water tanks under construction.

Water tanks under construction.