UGANDA: BBS Energy launches “Envirocook” project for eco-friendly cooking

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The company Biomass Briquettes Saving Energy Constructions (BBS Energy) in Uganda wants to render cooking "green" (eco-friendly) through the "Envirocook" project. As part of this project, many household appliances will be manufactured locally, including clay brick stoves and ovens. This initiative will help reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the domestic use of fossil fuels.

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Biomass Briquettes Saving Energy Constructions (BBS Energy) aims to transform the cooking habits of Ugandans. The Ugandan company has been offering energy-saving cooking solutions for a few days now. Through this project, called “Envirocook”, Ivan Bugembe, the promoter of this solution wants to contribute to reducing CO2 emissions generated by the domestic use of fossil fuels, in particular wood, coal, oil and methane (domestic gas). The “Envirocook” project provides for the marketing of appliances adapted to the use of ecological combustion equipment. This equipment (stoves, clay brick ovens, steam baths, saunas, as well as the supply of biogas and carbonised briquettes) will be manufactured locally. In this way, households will have their products available and at reasonable prices.

The development of the project

The “Envirocook” project, if adopted, will promote the entrepreneurial spirit of young Ugandans. BBS Energy has already signed partnerships with national and international organisations, including the Uganda National Alliance in Clean Cooking (UNACC), a Ugandan organisation specialising in the promotion of sustainable cooking. UNACC will provide expertise in the areas of training, marketing and networking. In this way, young people will eventually be able to start their own eco-inclusive businesses. The “Envirocook” project thus adds to the list of projects aimed at making cooking more eco-friendly in Uganda.

Charcoal made from banana peel to combat deforestation in Uganda

For its part, the French company Green Bio Energy, based in Kampala, the capital of Uganda, has set up in 2011 a technique to replace charcoal with ecological charcoal based on waste. This fuel comes in the form of small cylinders arranged in large boxes like Breton palets. This innovation has enabled Uganda to make a breakthrough in the fight against deforestation and air pollution. Green Bio Energy has a plant in the capital Kampala, capable of producing 2 tons of clean coal per day.

 

Inès Magoum

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