Biomass briquettes

Kampala Jellitone Suppliers of Uganda, supported by the Waterloo Foundation, won the award for Avoided Deforestation for producing non-char biomass briquettes made from agricultural waste. 130t of briquettes sold every month reduce deforestation and save about 6.1t of CO2 per ton of briquettes used.
The company is Uganda’s first producer of briquettes made from agricultural waste. Made mainly from dried and compressed sawdust, peanut husks and coffee waste, the fuel replaces wood and charcoal, helping protect the rich biodiversity of the area.
Briquettes cost about $16/t. Cost of cooking is similar to using firewood at $14/t because briquette stoves are more efficient. Cost of cooking is considerably cheaper than using charcoal at $29/t. See also page 3.
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