Existing biomass briquetting plants in Kenya generally operate at a very small scale and are often unable to cater for large-scale industrial and consumer demand. GSSL is a private sector company that aims to establish large-scale biomass briquetting plants in strategic locations around Kenya.
Their business model integrates both small-scale and larger producers of agricultural waste and caters to both industrial and consumer demand for solid fuels, at a scale ensuring long-term viability.
Private sector investors and donors are funding the hardware for the pilot large-scale briquetting plant. REEEP funding will help demonstrate a replicable strategy for an effective feedstock supply chain that impacts local communities and provides green jobs.
To establish a first large-scale briquetting plant that provides a commercially viable and replicable feedstock model suited to conditions in Kenya
Phot (right): Rural maize farmers in Kenya now have agricultural waste as a source of generating income.