Supporting communities by providing a clean, affordable and renewable energy supply

    Certifications

  • Gold Standard

CO2 Emissions

+63.000 tCO2/year

Beneficiaries

+3,000 families

Location

Kenya

In rural Kenya, families’ daily routine still revolves around cooking meals on traditional stoves fuelled by wood and/or charcoal. The thick smoke that is released when wood or charcoal is burnt not only causes respiratory problems, especially for women and children who are most exposed to the smoke, but also contributes to climate change by releasing greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. Collecting or buying the fuel also requires a lot of time and money from Kenyan families.

Thanks to new technologies provided by the project, small and medium-sized farms can transform the organic waste generated by animals – so far just a burden to be disposed of – into clean, affordable renewable energy and bio-fertiliser. Animal manure decomposes anaerobically in the biodigester, producing biogas that can be used for cooking processes. The project not only improves technology and sustainability, but also supports low-income families in a practical fight against poverty. Thanks to this innovative technology, these small farms can now produce their own energy and fertiliser, for a more sustainable and self-sufficient future.

    Environmental benefits

  • Access to cheap, reliable, quality and sustainable energy;
  • Drastic emission reduction and tangible contribution to climate change mitigation.

    Social and economic benefits

  • New job opportunities: more than 160 new jobs in 2021;
  • Economic development of local businesses and improved living conditions for communities.
  • Affordable and Clean Energy
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Climate Action