Tag: kenya

Eni signs MOU to develop renewable energy and other opportunities in Kenya

Eni signs MOU to develop renewable energy and other opportunities in Kenya

July 22, 2021 |

In Kenya, Eni, through its subsidiary Eni Kenya, and the Nairobi Office of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) signed, in the presence of the Ambassador of Italy to Kenya Alberto Pieri, a Memorandum of Understanding to identify possible collaboration opportunities in the areas of agriculture and value-chain development, environment, health, vocational training and […]

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Kenyan bagasse briquette producer looks to supply clean cooking after industrial tea users

Kenyan bagasse briquette producer looks to supply clean cooking after industrial tea users

March 1, 2021 |

In Kenya, The Africa Report says Vuma Biofuels will shortly begin supplying power produced from sugarcane bagasse briquettes to industrial tea users but sees the real opportunity in household energy. The company is in the early stages of negotiations with the UN High Commission for Refugees to supply briquettes for clean cooking to help reduce […]

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Mumias Sugar to restart ethanol production after securing outside molasses

Mumias Sugar to restart ethanol production after securing outside molasses

February 11, 2021 |

In Kenya, the Nation newspaper reports Mumias Sugar is preparing to start ethanol production again after financial woes forced the miller to shut down a month ago due to lack of feedstock. Private millers are set to provide the company with molasses so it can kickstart production that will generate revenue to help get things […]

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Eni looking to convert Mombasa refinery to HVO among other biofuel projects

Eni looking to convert Mombasa refinery to HVO among other biofuel projects

December 21, 2020 |

In Kenya, the President met with the CEO of Eni to discuss the development of circular economy initiatives, including the recovery, regeneration and reuse of agricultural and food waste produced in the Country. The industrial transformation of waste would enhance its contribution to power generation, in partial replacement of fossil sources, making a decisive contribution […]

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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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