VIP 10-40 Steam Engine

Village Industrial Power

Using agricultural waste as fuel, the VIP 10-40 supplies thermal, electrical, and mechanical power.

Product description Brand name and product description

The Village Industrial Power V-10-40 steam engine produces heat that can be used either to produce hot air or hot water, depending on the agricultural application required. Functionalities include transforming biomass into heat for opportunities such as crop drying, and powering various equipments. It is clean-burning and able to run on numerous biomass feedstocks. V-10-40 was previously named as V-10 steam engine. Village Industrial Power is located in Bradford, Vermont with additional operations in Nairobi, Kenya and Maharashtra, India.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

This product is currently being distributed in Sub-Saharan Africa with operations in Nairobi, Kenya and India with operations in Pune.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Village Industrial Power is the sole distributor and manufacturer of the V-10-40 steam engine.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

To be determined after establishment of mass production. An initial range is 10,000 USD – 15,000 USD. Interview with Representative in 2018

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Primary competitors include the HPS Biomass Gasification Power Plant and All Power Labs.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Target users are individual farmers, farming communities, and private sector farming and agricultural businesses with access to solid biomass fuel.

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