How do you solve the energy problem
to provide energy
GreenChar is using wastes
how we cook
Makaa Poa ("cool charcoal") is changing
part of the solution
Those closest to the problem are
change the world
It only takes courage to
Affordable, clean energy.
GreenChar was founded on the belief that clean energy should be accessible to all. We are working to fulfill this in Kenya and other regions of Sub Saharan Africa.
Over 80% of Kenyan households use charcoal and/or firewood as their primary source of cooking fuel every day.
Smoke from Household Air Pollution due too wood-fuels kill 4.3 million people worldwide every year. Majority are women and children in Africa and developing Asia.
Kenya losses 52,000 hectares of trees every year for biomass. Black carbon from wood-fuels is the second leading cause of global warming in the world.
Through up cycling sugarcane wastes to a cleaner, healthier and eco-friendly alternative to charcoal and firewood for rural and peri-urban Kenya, GreenChar is giving communities the power to cook clean.
We can create a more sustainable, cleaner and safer world by making wiser energy choices and supporting communities that lack access to clean energy.
— Robert A Silverstein