Bio-Innovations is a social business that converts organic waste into a bio-renewable fuel for heating and cooking in institutional kilns. Our aim is to fight deforestation from fire wood and charcoal in the region by producing briquettes as an alternative cooking and heating fuel. Briquettes are cheap, safer and more sustainable than wood or coal fires
To mitigate deforestation by providing an alternative clean cooking fuel from organic waste
To be a leading company providing clean and affordable renewable energy from organic waste in Uganda
We at Bio-innovations believe that;
Access to alternative renewable energy will reduce deforestation.
Access to clean and affordable energy is crucial for sustainable development.
Waste to energy will revolutionize access to sanitation especially for urban slums.
What We Do
Bio-Innovations produces briquettes from organic waste (agricultural, forestry and municipal organic waste) which serve as an alternative to firewood and charcoal. Briquettes are cheap, clean and burn longer than the traditional firewood. We organize women and youth to collect organic waste from agricultural fields, saw mills and municipal food markets.
The waste is transported to our facility, dried and shred to uniform size. This raw material is then fed to a briquette press machine for pressurization. Due to high pressure produced in the process, temperature of the material increases so that the lignin in the material plasticizes into natural “glue”. As the pressure decreases, the lignin cools and re-solidifies, binding the biomass into uniform solid briquettes. These briquettes are packed, marketed and distributed to institutions as a better alternative to firewood and charcoal.
Our Goals and Objectives
- To process over 65 tons of organic waste on a daily basis within 2-3years.
- To provide cheap and affordable cooking and heating fuel to over 200 organizations within 2-3years.
- To provide approximately 100 jobs in the briquette production value chain
- To save over 422,500tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year from trees saved, burning and decomposing waste.