Eco Fuels Kenya produces environmentally friendly, green biofuels and organic fertilisers from indigenous natural resources to cut zero waste and end pollution.
Launched last year by Alan Paul and Cosmas Ochieng, Eco Fuels Kenya produces bio-fuels from renewable indigenous resources.
Eco Fuels produces a liquid fuel from croton nut seeds to run engines than using diesel. The firm takes waste husks and seedcake to produce an organic fertilizer which they hope will replace the chemical fertilizers from shops. The wastes also produce solid fuel which can replace charcoal and in the long run reducing the dependency on wood as firewood.
Eco Fuels Kenya collects the croton nuts from local forests as an input material to produce the valuable bio-fuel, an alternative to diesel and organic fertilizer/soil conditioner which replace artificial fertilizers and add carbon and organic materials back to the soil.
According to the startup, the Green Energy project does not interfere with food because the input nuts are not edible and have no much market value.
The team also says local individuals and farmers earn an extra source of income stream as they are paid on every time they collect nuts for Eco Fuels. The team also says their technology promotes a healthier and cleaner environment as the fuel and fertilizer process is clean and has no environmental impact. In March 2012, Eco Fuels launched its bio-fuel while the organic fertilizer was launched in June of 2012.
Eco Fuels hope to save natural forests across the country, added revenue via nut collection and alleviation of poverty.
Eco Fuels Kenya on November 29 raised $50,000 for its operations from the Village Capital/ GrowthAfrica programme launched by the GrowthHub.
The firm also said it’s organic fertilizers have pest-repellant properties and reduces the cash firms use on pest repellant when it is not there.