Manufacture and production of the Kike Green CookStove And Bioethanol Gel

August 2, 2017

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Manufacture and production of the Kike Green CookStove And Bioethanol Gel

About the Implementing organization

Name: Green Energy and Biofuels

Country: Nigeria

Year of establishment: 2011

Type of organization: Community enterprise or business

Description

The problem of over reliance on fossil fuel in Nigeria cannot be over emphasized. This necessitated a sustainable initiative that will drive production of ethanol utilizing natural and overly abundant waste in the environment. Our proprietary technology makes it economically feasible to convert waste-based biomass into cellulosic ethanol using a combination of thermal, chemical and biochemical techniques. Water Hyacinth and Waste Sawdust are the two primary feedstock employed in our biofuel gel processing. The yield of cellulose ethanol is more than 200 litres per tonne of fibre. The lining in the plant fibre is used to drive the process by generating steam and electricity, thus eliminating the need for fossil CO2 sources such as coal or natural gas. Currently, we manufacture 3 package sizes of gel fuel - 0.75 litres, 3 litres. 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 Global Alliance for Clean Cook Stoves and adopted by many African Governments as the National Mitigation Strategy for achieving the SDGs and to reduce the over-dependence on foreign oil.

Nature Element

Forests

Type of Action

Sustainable use

Sustainable Development Element

Jobs and livelihoods / Food security / Renewable energy / Climate action

Related Sustainable Development Goal(s)

      

Environmental Impacts

This initiative addresses the problem of climate change plaguing the world. Our second generation model of producing ethanol does not put unnecessary tension on food security. We utilize renewable feedstock from waste sources which gives off oxygen and water as by-product. Our solution and model creates a clean breathing environment for generations to come and does not release toxic emissions into the environment. We have also been able to conserve our food resources as well as combat deforestation due to the massive number of people that have converted to our clean cooking solution. Our solution (products) earns carbon credit.

Sustainable Development Impacts

This initiative captures most of the sustainable development elements enumerated, some are direct impact and others indirect.
Renewable energy- our biofuel gel is produced from biomass which is renewable which is constantly replenished. Cellulosic based biomass is used in our process NOT food source, which in turn ensures food security and addresses climate change. Our Bioethanol gel is clean and does not release particulate or toxic matters which cause global warming. It is clean and environmental friendly. Moreover, our initiative and business model have been able to provide more Jobs and better means of livelihood.

Scalability

Currently, the demand for ethanol in Nigeria is ten times larger than the supply. Over 98% of ethanol available is imported. In addition, we estimate the potential market for ethanol cooking fuel in Nigeria alone to be over $2.3 billion per annum. Green Energy and Biofuels is poised to be the dominant player in the cooking fuel market and aims to branch out into different markets for transport and industrial applications of bioethanol in the future.

Replicability

Through the operation of the two plants, one in Lagos (which has both, an ethanol distillery and gel production plan) and Delta State (which has a gel production plant only), GEB has demonstrated that biofuel for clean cookstoves is viable, sustainable and scalable. The organisation is now looking to move to exploit the growing demand we have encountered and generated. In the short term, GEB will peruse through a three-pronged strategy: establishi a larger plant in Lagos to produce at economies of scale, establish micro-refinery program that expands across West Africa, and vigorously pursue partnerships that will put GEB on the cutting edge of cellulosic ethanol research and development.

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