Waste is wealth – making charcoal briquettes from waste
Masupa Enterprises’ cook stoves and briquettes offer an alternative to traditional fuels for cooking, which are often expensive and have negative environmental and health impacts. The briquettes are made from trash found around cities like Kampala through the process of carbonisation.
The target customers are households and commercial customers, such as hotels, restaurants, bakeries and schools. In addition, women groups are trained on making and marketing the briquettes.
Masupa Enterprises developed the technology and produces and sells cookstoves and briquettes.
Afribanana Products Ltd. assists Masupa Enterprises in creating awareness about charcoal briquettes for potential clients and provides training on fabricating briquette making machines.
The Centre for Research in Energy and Energy Conservation supports with testing the cookstoves and briquettes, training and awareness creation.
2017 SAG-SEED Awards is supported by the SWITCH-Africa Green project, which is implemented by UNEP with the assistance of the European Union.
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