National Biomass Briquettes Program

Aim

To stimulate the emergence and development of a market-oriented biomass briquette sector.

Where

Kenya

Why

Modern energy services are crucial to human well-being and to a country’s economic development. In Kenya, at household level, economic poverty is in direct correlation to energy poverty, often characterized by widespread consumption of non-monetized traditional biomass energy, e.g. wood and other organic matter, and a demand-supply imbalance.

Promoting market-based, clean biomass technologies will increase the economic contribution of biomass and create thousands of good quality green jobs. These technologies will also help Kenya fulfil its Paris Agreement commitments by realizing emission reduction targets through the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC).

How

The program seeks to establish a sustainable briquette manufacturing sector in Kenya by developing a supply chain ranging from production to establishing standards for domestic and industrial use. This will support community-based green enterprises to create sustainable source of income that will improve local livelihoods, while contributing to responsible use and protection of the environmental and reducing the negative effects of climate change.

 

Period and budget

2018-2022, $10 million

Partners

Greening Kenya Initiative Trust (GKIT)