Pivot Fuel

Pivot Works

Pivot Works Ltd. converts human fecal sludge into solid fuel for powering local industries (cement and brick plants) in Kigali, Rwanda.

Product description Brand name and product description

Pivot fuel is a human waste derived granular solid biomass fuel intended for industrial applications. Pivot Works Ltd. is a start-up waste-to-energy company that converts human waste streams in large municipalities to a solid fuel through mechanical processes providing both an energy source and sanitation solution.

Pivot Works is located in Kigali, Rwanda.


Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)


Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Pivot Plant is the only distributor.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

Industry range for a ton of solid fuel at Pivot Fuel’s energy content (18 GJ per ton) is 45 USD- 189 USD. Interview with representative

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Competitors are municipal wastewater treatment plants and large-scale aerobic digestion plants.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Private sector and businesses in need of solid fuel.

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