Briquette production from Prosopis

In the Turkana area in Kenya near the Kakuma refugee camp, the invasive plant prosopis is harvested and used for charcoal in a highly ineffective way.

Led by the Danish briquetting experts C. F. Nielsen, this project aims at developing a small scale briquetting press that makes it possible to produce and sell energy-efficient briquettes from local prosopis to the people in the area.

The project should lead to organised farming of either prosopis or a similar plant.

Bio fuel is by far the most common fuel used for cooking. With millions of tons of prosobis readily available the project will potentially be able to provide energy-efficient fuel for millions of people.

Partners: C. F. Nielsen A/S (lead), International Woodland Company A/S, Quercus Group

Where: Kakuma, North Western Kenya


This project is supported by funding from the PIVØ-programme. Read more…

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