JELLLITONE SUPPLIERS LTD
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).
Popular Nguvu Coffee
experience of 29 years in coffee roasting, KJS has outstanding knowledge
in roasting coffee from poor to the best quality. This very experience
has made KJS know the requirements of every class. Nguvu is a Swahili word for strength. We believe
that when you take Nguvu coffee you are likely to gain strength. So the name
fits the product. More.
Fuels From Wastes
Research Centre (FFWRC) -
Uncarbonised Briquettes & Efficient Stolves!
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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.
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