This company developed the world’s first modular, mass-producible biogas digester, and after starting production and sales in Tanzania in 2012, moved into Kenya in 2013. It is now seeking investment to scale up and professionalise its operations, and set it on a path to further growth.
Every year, indoor air pollution from the burning of solid biomass in traditional stoves kills 4.3 million people worldwide. In East Africa, 94% of people still rely on traditional biomass for cooking. In rural areas, people have few alternatives as electricity access rates are low.
This company’s modular digester uses cow manure to produce gas for cooking and fertiliser for crops. It is ideal for the Kenyan and Tanzanian markets where dairy farming is the main occupation of rural households. The company offers payment plans of between 5 and 24 months, and the average customer breaks even within a year.