At Ehega, we manufacture easy to use, affordable and consistent quality briquettes for domestic and institutional cooking as well as industrial heating processes.
Ehega Kitchen Stoves
Utilizing one problem to solve another
Uganda’s energy sector is dominated by biomass energy with firewood and charcoal contributing to about 85% of the energy consumption. The raw materials for the aforementioned fuels are primarily trees; these have been cut down to meet the energy demand and the charcoal production process is 30% efficient which implies that such energy sources are among the largest contributors to deforestation and climate change since they are not as renewable compared to other existing biomass.
However, already existing biomass like water hyacinth with a higher regenerative capacity (water hyacinth doubles its height within 14 days) can be used to provide feedstock for fuel production with minimal input and harvesting hyacinth possesses no detrimental effects to the environment. Attaching commercial value to this invasive plant creates an economic impact on the onshore communities engaged in the harvesting process.