The Proof Is In The Cooking – study on innovative business model

Inyenyeri is a for-profit renewable energy company, whose mission is to break the cycle of energy poverty, through the provision of a fuel and Fan Gasifying Cook Stove solution, which can be sustainably scaled to serve more than 2 million Rwandan households.

The Innovative Business Model by Inyenyeri is closely followed by other pellet producers in Southern and East Africa. As many pellet producers are struggling with the demand side of the business the Inyenyeri Business Model could be the solution that creates the demand. If Inyenyeri succeeds in growing their business according to their plans to provide for over 25,000 households by early 2018 and returning strong profits, this could turn out to be an ground-breaking model for the pellet market.

Read the EEP publication The Proof Is In The Cooking to learn about the innovative business model>>


Bio2Watt showing how to transform waste into energy

In Bronkhortspruit, Gauteng South Africa, stands the Southern Africa’s first commercial scale biogas plant. The plant generates around 4MW of energy by producing biogas from offal from abattoirs, manure from livestock farmers in the area and organic waste from juice makers. The South African private company, Bio2Watt, has established an agreement with a car manufacturer BMW to buy the electricity  and use it at their Pretoria branch.

In the news article at the founder of Bio2Watt, Sean Thomas, explains on a video how waste can be used to produce energy.

Read more and watch the video here>>

EEP S&EA has been funding the project at the feasibility and pilot phase>>


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