Revolutionising sanitation and propelling Africa to the forefront of waste reuse
Waste Enterprisers Ltd. (WE) is transforming human waste into renewable fuel for industrial kilns and boilers. Its target market – industrial manufacturers such as cement plants and plastics factories – need cheap fuel to produce their products. WE leverages this energy demand to create an incentive for waste collection and processing, thereby tackling the urban sanitation crisis.
WE’s waste-based businesses completely reinvent the economics that govern waste management. By creating demand for waste, WE triggers action across the sanitation value chain, while the initiative’s “Fecal Fuel” product replaces fossil fuels, thereby reducing emissions of greenhouse gases.
Waste Enterprisers Ltd. is the lead partner in the initiative, in charge of managerial oversight and developing social and environmental impact mechanisms.
Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly provides access to land and waste streams, making the development of Fecal Fuel possible.
Wisdom Togobo, Director (Renewable Energy), Ministry of Energy advises Waste Enterprisers on national energy policy and strategy.
The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology provided students to carry out the initial characterisation of waste streams and the market analysis.