Green Energy Biofuels
KIKE Green Cook Stove
The KIKE Green Cook stove has been successfully used in households of all income levels in Kumasi and Accra's capital city, Ghana and widely used in Nigeria. It has been introduced by the Nigerian Alliance for Clean Cook Stoves and adopted by many state and local governments as the preferred stove in over 10 states in Nigeria. The KIKE Green Cook has now logged over two million stove-use-days with an unparalleled safety and performance record. KIKE Green Cook Stove is the chosen stove for West African Women Association of ECOWAS (WAWA) and have been endorsed by UNDP and Bank of Industry (BOI) under the Access to Renewable Energy Facility Project. Was exhibited at the Governor's Pavilion at the Rio +20 Earth Summit in Rio de janeiro where the former Nigerian President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, received it with Excitement, and have also received many international recognition and awards.
Ethanol Cooking Gel
Their proprietary technology makes it economically feasible to convert waste-based biomass into cellulosic ethanol using a combination of thermal, chemical and biochemical techniques. The yield of cellulose ethanol is more than 200 litres per tonne of fibre. Currently, they manufacture 3 package sizes of gel fuel - 0.75 litres, 3 litres and 5 litres. Their feedstock is primarily sawdust. They have run a pilot test on water hyacinth, which has higher cellulose content, with promising results. The technology was developed and is registered with the Nigeria Patent Registry in the name of SMEFunds.
Abundant and Renewable Sources
Their proprietary technology makes it economically feasible to convert biomass into cellulose ethanol using a combination of thermal, chemical and biochemical techniques. The yield of cellulose ethanol is more than 200 litres per tonne of fibre. They use Water Hyacinth and Waste Sawdust for their main sources of feed stock which are both abundant in Western African and require disposal.
GREEN ENERGY REFINERY
An Agent is Born
As the foremost energy company providing renewable energy for the poor in West Africa, they plan to build a modern Bio-refinery plant in Nigeria. They plan to scale up production of for both the refining of ethanol and geling. The scale-up will build a large bio-refinery in Lagos that can produce up to 10,000 litres of ethanol per batch. Relating this to the current production rate, this scales to 22 million litres per year at maximum capacity.
Training for a Better Future
Success in effective adoption of renewable energy products in a developing nation is market education and effective incentives rather than flooding the market with products that will never be consumed as the cost of marketing, distribution and management of such models will quickly kill the company; therefore it is unsustainable.What they have done having operate in both renewable energy technology development and marketing for more than 5 years is to allow customer-participatory organic growth integration drive the adoption while investing in training, support materials, and incentivizing their Green Entrepreneurs.
Available in the Local Marketplace
They decided to segment and rely on a Social One-on-One referral introduction of their products to the customers - they have concentrated on allowing one person to introduce their biogel and stove to another, thereby giving power to the people. Meanwhile, they continue to provide superior support, training and education, incentives and leadership as the organization expands and grows.
Safe Meals for the Family
To date, they have been able to start over 18,000 green businesses with approximately 1,000 tonnes of carbon cut. Over one hundred thousand of homes are using their clean cookstove and ethanol gel for their cooking needs. Their companies founded and operated to support people, planet and profits.See more