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Well, the newest intern has safely arrived to Xela. Liakos Ariston will be working primarily on efficient stoves and ram pumps. Before arriving to Xela, he was working on two interesting projects in Portland, Oregon. One was greening a large roof for a warehouse, and the other was making bamboo bikes. Click the following link to see a video of Liakos talking about the construction of bamboo bikes.
A bit on Liakos:
Liakos received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University. His passion for appropriate technology developed while working in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa on ram pump and biogas digester installations. Liakos is working in Portland, Oregon on vegetated rooftop implementations. He is also the co-founder of Daedalus Cycles, which designs and builds custom bamboo bicycles.