Current research and Innovation projects

COMPENDIUM OF RESEARCH (2012 – 2013)

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Exploring the Utility of Low Cost Seed Oils as a Potential Feedstock for Biodiesel Fuel Production

Prof. Shitanda S; Mr Anyangu A.

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Design, Perfomance Testing and Commercialization of Green House Solar Dryer with Forced Convection

Eng. S. Njuguna Ndirangu; Dr. Urbanus N. Mutwiwa; Erick Rono

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Reservoir Sedimentation Measurement and Assessment in Kenya Pilot Project

J. Sang, J.M. Gathenya, P.G. Home, U.N. Mutwiwa, J Dunbar, P. Allen, Moriasi, Steiner.

 

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Enhancement of Mango Production and Value Addition – Upper Athi River Basin

Dr. Sila D; Dr. Mutwiwa U N; Dr. Wanjala F; Prof.Kaluli J W.

 

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Exploration of Inland and Marine Microalgae for Biofuel Production.

Mutwiwa U N; Ondimu S; Odalo J; Bosire J; Wangai L

National Council of Science and Technology (NCST)

Ksh. 8 Million

Mombasa Polytechnic University College (MPUC)

MPUC; JKUAT; KEFRI

 

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Comparison of Water Savings of Paddy Rice under System of Rice Intensification (SRI) growing rice in Mwea, Kenya

Ndiiri J A; Mati B M; Home P G; Odongo B; Uphoff N

 

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The economic benefits of Paddy Rice under System of Rice Intensification (SRI) growing rice in Mwea, Kenya

Ndiiri J A; Mati B M; Home P G; Odongo B; Uphoff N

 

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Determining the Scientific Basis for Up-Scaling the System of Rice Intensification (SRI), for Increased Rice Production in Kenya

Prof. Bancy M. M; Dr. Wanjogu R; Dr. Odongo B; Prof. Home P G

 

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Evaluation of capillary wicks for use in irrigation for intensive horticultural crop production in Kenya

J.M. Wesonga; P.W. Masinde; F.K. Ombwara; P.G. Home

 

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Increasing rice productivity in Kenya

E.M. Kahang’i; H. Murage; P.G. Home; R. Wanjogu, and others

 

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Development and performance testing of prototype rotary weeder applicable to system of rice intensification

P.G. Home, J.T. Makanga

 

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Gasifying and briquetting rice husks as an energy source

I.N. Onchoke, B. Mutwiwa, M. Hunja, X. Ochieng

NCST

JKUAT

 

 

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Development of system for producer gas powered CI engine

I.N. Onchoke, B.Mutwiwa, A. Anyangu, G. Wanjala

NCST

Kshs. 700,000

JKUAT

 

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Development of a Decision Support Tool for Sustainable Land Management technologies for Enhanced Eco-system Services and Climate Change Adaptation in the Upper Tana Catchment.

Mr. Kahiga P M; Prof. Gathenya G M; Prof. Home P G; Dr. Wamuongo J W

Self, SIDA, PRESA

Kshs. 1 208,850 (50% self)

JKUAT

 

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Design, Perfomance Testing and Commercilisation of Green House Solar Dryer with Forced Convection

Eng. S. Njuguna Ndirangu; Dr. Urbanus N. Mutwiwa; Erick Rono

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Design and Development of Rice Combine harvester for Small Holder Farmers in Kenya

Prof. Kanali C; Prof. Mailutha J; Prof. Home P; Dr. Kituu G; Eng. Nduati C; Mr. Mulamu

NCST

Kshs. 1 million

JKUAT