As part of a new partnership with Rwenzori United Group for Life Improvement (RUGLI), Rockflower invested in the launch of a Bio Briquette initiative in Kasese, Uganda.
Rockflower's partnership with RUGLI will support the production of biomass briquettes made from agro-waste and household by-products as an alternative to fuel charcoal and fuel wood.
The investment will be targeted at achieving the following objectives:
Add value to agro-waste and household by-products that would otherwise end-up unused, causing local waste pollution.
Increase the utilization of biomass resources in developing and promoting more efficient and cleaner fuel substitutes.
Replace the use of wood and charcoal fuels, which is a major cause of deforestation and environment degradation.
In addition, 200 families from four villages will be trained in the treatment of biomass as a source of income and the use biomass briquettes as an alternative heating and cooking fuel.
Read more about the Bio Briquette Project and stay tuned for updates on participant progress.