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Uganda's First Producer of Briquettes!

Kampala Jellitone Suppliers (KJS) is Uganda's first producer of briquettes made from agricultural wastes. Made mainly from sawdust, peanut husks and coffee waste, the fuel replaces wood and charcoal helping protect the rich biodiversity of the area. Schools, hospitals and factories across the country are buying 130 tonnes a month of briquettes, along with efficient stoves for heating and cooking. The business is set to double over the next two years and hoping to expand to other African markets.  More.

KJS is a finalist winner of the Ashden Global Green Awards in June 2009 - Agricultural residues fuel industries and institutions (2009).

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"Today, the world’s leading green energy Awards scheme announced that Kampala Jellitone Suppliers Ltd, a business based in the outskirts of Kampala, is one of the inspiring renewable energy projects from the UK, US, Africa, Asia and Latin America chosen as finalists in the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy 2009. KJS will compete to be the Ashden Awards’ Energy Champion, with prize money of up to £40,000; the Champion will be revealed at a ceremony hosted by HRH Prince Charles in London on 11 June."  Ashden, June 2009  

Today these products are used by thousands of cooks throughout Uganda and the business is set to expand. The company is currently selling about 130 tonnes of briquettes every month to 31 schools, universities and hospitals for cooking, and to five factories for producing heat.

“Using our briquettes reduces the pressure on wood resources and thus reduces deforestation, which is a serious and growing problem – particularly around Kampala. The agricultural residues used to make briquettes were previously burned as they were regarded as waste. This smoke and particulates generated from this incomplete combustion are dangerous for health, especially for people suffering form respiratory complaints. And finally, the piles of residues left outside the processing factories were a fire hazard which is now avoided.”  Abasi K. Musisi, KJS Managing Director