Marketing domestic fuel based on charcoal residues

Marketing domestic fuel based on charcoal residues

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
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Dates / Project duration

October 2014 - March 2016 / 18 months

Field of action :

Development of energy efficiency and renewable energies

Branch :


Location :

Kigali, Rwanda

Project sponsor(s) :

Auto-Développement Afrique (ADA)


The purpose of this project is to market a high-performance biofuel, suitable for home cooking, produced from charcoal dust, by optimising the pilot production unit that the AMIZERO Association has been developing since 2007 on the Nzove site (Kigali). A prototype chain has been set up thanks to funding from the European Commission. The technique developed by BIOTERRE (CRA-W) has proved to be extremely efficient as far as quality is concerned, a basic guarantee of the market. The plant produces and sells 10 tonnes every month, but the break-even point has been fixed at 18 tonnes per month. The aim of this action is to strengthen the association's marketing and commercialisation strategies in order to achieve this break-even point.