GreenChar provides affordable clean energy for homes and institutions in Kenya
GreenChar produces and distributes charcoal briquettes made from agricultural waste, and distributes improved cookstoves. We sell our “Makaa Poa” briquette line to households in rural and peri-urban settlements that spend an average of KES 150 ($1.50) per day and experience various health problems from Household Air Pollution (e.g. smoke and carbon monoxide) caused by cooking with wood-based charcoal and firewood. Our “LongBurn” briquette line is sold to larger institutions, such as schools and factories. GreenChar’s briquettes are up to 38% cheaper, nearly smokeless, higher energy, and longer lasting than conventional wood charcoal and firewood. Beyond the direct benefits to our customers, our briquettes and cookstoves also curb local deforestation and reduce CO2-related emissions.