Says Renewable Energy Charging System is Breakthrough
SEATTLE WA – The crowdfunding campaign for the Hydrobee renewable energy charging system has received a big boost. Warren Evans has joined the formal Board of Advisors of Hydrobee SPC and is helping to promote its campaign on IndieGoGo. Warren was the Director of the Environment Department at The World Bank in Washington DC from 2004-2011. Before that he was the Director of Environment and Social Safeguards at the Asian Development Bank (1988-2003). He will advise Hydrobee SPC on bringing its energy charging system to massive markets in developing countries.
Warren Evans has invited his global network of environmental leaders to support Hydrobee:
"At the request of an old buddy/inventor from Seattle and because I think he has a great idea that could help a lot of poor people without access to electricity I am attempting to support his start-up company- Hydrobee SPC. The company was founded by my friend Burt Hamner who was a consultant on clean tech and environmental accounting in SE Asia for USAID and ADB in the 1990s and has become a renewable energy entrepreneur. The Hydrobee is a can-size device that harvests energy from wind sun fire water currents bikes farm carts and muscles. It's mobile-enabled so it is affordable by micro-financing over cell phone networks and Pay-As-You-Go systems. Micro finance of micro power is a huge and growing area estimated by one source to be a $20B market next year and I think the Hydrobee technology is a breakthrough for affordability and scalability.
Burt has a crowdfunding campaign for Hydrobee- we would appreciate if you would consider participating and/or forwarding to individuals that you think might be interested. Will you check it out and please consider backing the campaign on IndieGoGo?
Thanks and happy holidays
The Hydrobee crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo ends this week. Backers can receive Hydrobee chargers at significant discounts to the expected retail price when it goes on sale later this year.
Warren Evans is an environmental health engineer who has been leading technical initiatives in water resources since 1974. At the World Bank he managed a department with about 200 Bank staff and consultants with responsibility for internal and external operations on environment and climate change representing the Bank to the United Nations OECD G8 and G20 dozens of country leaders and hundreds of global and national non-profit organizations. He retired from the World Bank in 2013. His full CV is here.
Hydrobee President Burt Hamner was a consultant for Warren in Manila Philippines in 1996-2001 when Warren was leading the environmental program at the Asian Development Bank and Burt was a professor at the Asian Institute of Management. Together they helped introduce clean technology concepts and tools across Asia. Burt produced a report for Warren on options for financing clean technologies in small business in SE Asia and helped train ADB staff in business approaches to reducing waste and pollution. Burt also spent a year working for Warren as ADB consultant to the Thailand Environmental Center helping the government of Thailand develop a Clean Technology Plan. Warren and Burt were both very active in what is now the Asia-Pacific Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production.
“It's great to think about big challenges again with Warren” says Hydrobee President Burt Hamner. “Warren will be our thought leader on the implications and challenges for PowerBee in bringing personal energy security to 100 million people in developing countries. This is hard and we could not be more fortunate having Warren helping us think about it. We expect he'll hand out a lot of PowerBees at international conferences!” About Hydrobee SPC
Hydrobee is a Social Purpose Corporation founded in Seattle in 2013 to develop micro-renewable energy systems for off-grid use. Its first product is a USB battery recharged by a turbine attached to a water faucet hose or pipe or floating in a river or stream. Its new product line includes chargers for wind sun fire bikes and muscles. In 2014 Hydrobee won four major awards. Hydrobee's founders have experience in micro-hydropower consumer electronics medical devices and international development.
Team members have worked for USAID the World Bank Microsoft AT&T FEMA US Navy DARPA and other leading organizations.
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