Providing clean cooking solutions to energy-insecure communities
ADAPT+ is a green enterprise incorporated in 2013 to provide cooking energy solutions to the most energy-insecure communities in Uganda. The enterprise is employing a comprehensive recycling strategy to address climate change mitigation and adaptation, thereby improving the resilience and livelihood of populations in energy-insecure situations. Its products and services are categorized into Clean Cooking Energy Solutions; Clean Cooking Solutions Supply Chain Development; Training and Advisory Services; and the Energy-Agribusiness Nexus.
ADAPT+ collects bio-waste which is processed through a gasification plant to produce electricity which runs a briquette-making plant. The by-product, biochar, is then used as a raw material to produce carbonized briquettes which are distributed within refugee settlements. It is also introducing a locally -customised and -made ethanol stove as an alternative renewable energy to cater to the needs of refugees, who have a huge unfulfilled energy demand. ADAPT+ is using strategic partnerships, innovative value-chains and innovative pricing mechanisms in order to serve this latent market.
Renewable Energy Business Incubator (REBI) incubated the business at its infancy in 2011 and 2012. They helped the ADAPT+ develop the first business plan and product prototypes.
Advancing Sustainable charcoal Enterprises at Scale (AScHES) is network that supports knowledge transfer. It has helped ADAPT+ in solving technological as well as business development challenges.
Sustech4Africa supports entrepreneurs by providing technical support and networking opportunities for forming strategic partnerships and connecting with investors.
Energy4Impact has provided capacity development services to ADAPT+ through training, business development support, and technical support.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) helped ADAPT+ develop partnerships to provide biofuels and clean cook-stoves to refugees.
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) supported ADAPT+ with product distribution to bottom-of-the-pyramid users in refugee settlments.
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