With 995 million people, Sub-Sahara Africa household spend $1.9 billion per year of biomass wood-fuel, and will spend $12 billion per year on charcoal as fuel for cooking. Charcoal producing countries in Africa rank Tanzania the 4th from the top.
We target the people of capital city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (5 million people) who 80% they depend on unsustainable charcoal. It is require 1,600 tons/day of charcoal to satisfy needs.
Problem: Biomass briquettes as fuel for cooking instead of charcoal which cause the cutting trees down which cause deforestation. Tanzania has 15 million tons/year of agricultural waste and 1.8 million tons/year of forest residues which could be easily converted to briquettes as fuel for cooking.
Will purchase machines from China to make briquettes 2 – 4 tons/day
GOAL: Establish more factories in Dar es Salaam. Will purchase license from China manufacture machinery locally. Establish 80 micro-factories in Dar es Salaam to satisfy the needs.