International Renewable Resources Institute

Mission

Our Mission is to promote programs and businesses that produce sustainable goods and services and help reduce reliance on fossil fuels. IRRI supports rural and low-income communities with the objective of improving the quality of life through generating, developing, and conserving local resources. IRRI’s vision is sustainable and equitable prosperity in a world without contamination.

Organization Type Non-Governmental Organization

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Mr. Alexander Eaton
alex@irrimexico.org
Secondary Contact
Ms. Marioliva Gonzales
info@irrimexico.org
Address Amatlan 37 Piso 1
Colonia Condesa
Mexico , Distrito Federal
06140
Mexico
Website www.irrimexico.org
Phone
Fax
Calling/Fax Instructions

Our Focus

Primary Initiatives, Target Populations, and Scope of Work:

We have two principle initiatives: biogas for rural population and rainwater catchment for urban groups. Our goal is to provide clean fuel and clean water to thousands of people in Latin America through the diffusion of technology and capacity building tools.

Fuels/Technologies: Biogas
Biomass
Solar
Other
water technology
Sectors of Experience: Agriculture
Behavior Change
Carbon Finance
Education
Energy
Environment
Gender
Health
Renewable Energy
Rural Development
Small Business
Water
Countries of Operation:

Our Experience And Interest In The Four PCIA Central Focus Areas

Social/Cultural barriers to using traditional fuels and stoves:

Our primary barriers are the involvement of women in the development decisions of the households and competing against traditional energy and resource relationships. Turning traditional waste into a valuable resource requires profound cultural transformation.


Market development for improved cooking technologies:

We have development products that support our biogas and water initiatives that are diffused under market-based conditions, that leverage government support and micro finance participation.


Technology standardization for cooking, heating and ventilation:

High standards are at the core of our work, and we fabricate all of our equipment to the highest standards, including quality of the end product and the sustainability of the operation. While high levels of standardization are important for quality control, we also allow space for co-opting local practices to make adoption of new technologies more efficient.


Indoor air pollution exposure and health monitoring:

Follow-up is a pillar of our work, as is continual improvement. We also are working on the commercialization of carbon offset through our micro energy projects. To this end, monitoring is an important aspect of our work.

Relevant Publications or Studies

None noted

Our Contribution to the Partnership

We would like to participate in the partnership by:
1. Continuing our own work in clean indoor air through biogas projects;
2. Becoming a space where lessons learned by the partnership can be applied;
3. Sharing our own lessons learned with the partnership, and;
4. Participating in events as necessary.