Biowaste briquettes for Burundian households

The Burundian project promoter Bioenergy aims to establish the manufacturing and distribution of bio-waste based briquettes for household cooking and heating. This project aims to verify the technical, economic and market assumptions for the investment with the final result a bankable business plan that will enable Bioenergy to pursue the proposed investment. The rationale for the project lies in the fact that Burundian households depend on firewood and charcoal for cooking and heating, which is environmentally harmful, increasingly expensive and / or time-consuming. In these circumstances, bio-waste briquettes are both financially and environmentally a better solution. Upon positive outcome of the feasibility study, Bioenergy aims to establish a manufacturing facility in Bujumbura and a distribution network in four Burundian provinces, generating 100-120 direct jobs and an additional income for 80-120 small entrepreneurs.

Project Code: BUR7057

Project Type: Feasibility
Sector: Waste-to-energy

Location of Implementation:  Burundi, Rutegama
Duration [Months]: 9

Organization (project developer) : Bioenergy Burundi
Type of Organization: Private company

Country of Origin of Lead Applicant: Burundi
Nationality of Lead Applicant: Burundi


Stage of project: Ongoing