AEST Agricultural Waste Charcoal Briquettes
Appropriate Energy Saving Technologies Limited
AEST Agricultural waste briquettes: Appropriate Energy Saving Technologies Limited makes and sells charcoal briquettes from various recycled agricultural wastes.
There are various briquettes being sold in Uganda. However, AEST is the only company producing and selling briquettes with the materials they use. Interview with representative
Urban and peri-urban households and institutions in the Teso region of Uganda
Mass produced using a specially constructed motorized extruder using an old meat grinder.
Not IP Protected, however it is the first briquette of its kind in Uganda. AEST created their own briquette press and they are the only producers using the specific agricultural wastes they use.
Women in Uganda distribute the briquettes. Customers can come to the local shops, or may go straight to the production site to purchase them in Uganda. AEST also takes orders for mass quantities.
Over 50,000 kg of charcoal. Over 1,000 individual households, 2 orphanages, 15 schools, 40 restaurants, and 10 hotels have been reached
* Diameter: 5cm, Length: 20cm
* Weight (kg): 0.05 – 0.10
Smokeless and sootless40-50% energy conserved
AEST also produces and distributes its own clean cooking stove to go with the briquettes it produces to enhance the efficiency and reduce emissions.
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MIT D-Lab has conducted various tests on the briquettes, including: moisture content, ash content, indoor air quality measurements, and emissions. AEST also conducted field testing to gain feedback from the community to determine the likelihood of the product being adopted by the communities.
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