Tag: kenya

East African Waste to Value Accelerator launched supporting six start-ups

East African Waste to Value Accelerator launched supporting six start-ups

September 15, 2020 |

In Kenya, based on the aspiration to support enterprises and build the waste sector in East Africa, Bestseller Foundation in collaboration with Intellecap Africa launched the Waste to Value Challenge in December 2019. The Challenge was launched across four countries; Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda, and received over 400 applications out of which six enterprises […]

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Koko Networks converts 50,000th household to ethanol cooking in Nairobi

Koko Networks converts 50,000th household to ethanol cooking in Nairobi

September 7, 2020 |

In Kenya, CIO East Africa reports that Koko Networks has successfully transitioned its 50,000th household to using ethanol for clean cooking. Using adapted two-burner stoves, the cooking fuel is available through more than 600 agents at 700 outlets around Nairobi, partially supported through IoT. The company has seen a boost in interest in using clean […]

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Mumias Sugar to restart ethanol production Friday to finance milling restart

Mumias Sugar to restart ethanol production Friday to finance milling restart

January 15, 2020 |

In Kenya, Business Daily Africa reports that following the reconnection of the power supply to Mumias Sugar, once the national sugar industry’s shining star which has fallen into extreme financial ruin, ethanol production will restart on Friday. Currently the miller isn’t crushing but is buying bagasse and molasses from Butali Sugar Mills in order to […]

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Biogas from lake hyacinth picking up speed in Kenya

Biogas from lake hyacinth picking up speed in Kenya

August 27, 2019 |

In Kenya, the Guardian newspaper reports that a local biogas company who teamed with global players like AstraZeneca and University of Cambridge’s Institute for Sustainability to use the lake hyacinth that is choking Lake Victoria to produce biogas that can later be used for cooking. So far the project is in its early stages but […]

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Kenyan company using human waste sludge to produce briquettes

Kenyan company using human waste sludge to produce briquettes

August 7, 2019 |

In Kenya, the Daily Nation newspaper reports that local company Nawasscoal in conjunction with university researchers has determined that producing briquettes from one metric ton of human waste sludge could save 88 trees from being used for cooking energy. With the aim of producing 300 tons of briquettes monthly, the company estimates it could save […]

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KOKO Networks rolls out 700 ethanol cooking fuel ATMs across Nairobi

KOKO Networks rolls out 700 ethanol cooking fuel ATMs across Nairobi

May 29, 2019 |

In Kenya, KOKO Networks has rolled out a whopping 700 “ATMs” across Nairobi dispensing ethanol for clean cooking. In conjunction with the increased availability of the fuel, the company also released its double burning cookstove. The Kenyan government is seeking to transition the country to 100% clean cooking fuel, away from the kerosene and charcoal […]

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Kenyan authorities nab smuggled ethanol dressed up as spaghetti

Kenyan authorities nab smuggled ethanol dressed up as spaghetti

May 15, 2019 |

In Kenya, local press reports that customs authorities have nabbed nearly 60,000 liters of illegally-imported ethanol originating from the UAE that was identified as spaghetti—and even surrounded by more than 10,000 packets of spaghetti to hide it—in an effort to avoid paying taxes. Clearing agents and the importer responsible for the shipment are currently under […]

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Small-scale cotton seed-based biodiesel helping some Kenyan farmers irrigate cheaper

Small-scale cotton seed-based biodiesel helping some Kenyan farmers irrigate cheaper

May 8, 2019 |

In Kenya, the World Economic Forum reports that a local entrepreneur is producing small-scale biodiesel from cotton seeds to power irrigation for his own farm and for neighboring farms. The fuel is about 20 cents per liter cheaper than fossil diesel that has traditionally powered irrigation. A USDA grant has helped him to provide loans […]

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Ethanol smuggling in Kenya kicks up a notch with policy involvement

Ethanol smuggling in Kenya kicks up a notch with policy involvement

April 11, 2019 |

In Kenya, the Standard newspaper reports that local legal authorities including police forces are facilitating the illegal import of ethanol. Earlier this week a shoot-off between criminal investigators and police manning a roadblock near the border with Tanzania which highlighted the smuggling. Police interviewed by the Standard newspaper said the police involvement had been ongoing […]

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Kenyan ethanol stove company uses app to encourage customers to sell units to friends and family

Kenyan ethanol stove company uses app to encourage customers to sell units to friends and family

January 24, 2019 |

In Kenya, KOKO Networks has developed a new scheme to encourage the users of its ethanol stoves to get others to also buy the stoves through the use of its customer mobile app. Customers can earn a commission of $2.50 for every stove worth $61 they are responsible for selling, be it to friends or […]

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