Urban population growth in Africa will drive the need for better clean energy solutions over the next 20 years.

The youngest and fastest growing population in the world is in Africa.  Between today and 2040 one-in-two people added to the world population are set to be Africans. This new urban population will demand safe and sustainable energy in a modern connected world.

 

The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all and address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, and environmental degradation. All the goals are all interconnected, and in order to “leave no one behind“, it is important that we achieve them by 2030. 


Ekasi Energy fully supports the development goals is focused on 3 of the SDG goals in order to find cost effective and efficient ways to solve African urban cooking and heating solutions using locally available and waste biomass resources, delivering combustion energy in innovative ways.

 

Universal access to sustainable, renewable, clean and affordable energy is a priority for the African “cities of tomorrow”

The persistent lack of access to electricity and clean cooking, and the unreliability of electricity supply in the informal economy has acted as brakes on the continent’s development and urgent action is needed to develop new and innovative energy solutions, especially those solutions that cater for people in the informal sector.IN 

 

 
By 2030, six of the world’s 41 megacities will be in AfricaBy 2040 Africa’s urban population will grow by more than half a billionMost of the economic needs and growth will take place in the informal urban sector which already dominates African cities. 
 

Creating sustainable formal and informal economic activity with clean energy will create vibrant healthy communities with no pollution, no global warming effects and serving all the inhabitants.

 

 

Offering clean energy solutions for cooking and heating that focus on local fuel production and consumption will help build energy capacity in urban informal areas and create a circular economy energy solutions.

We focus on enabling communities to manufacture compressed biomass pellet fuel from locally available biomass waste streams and using this fuel in micro-gasifier stoves than are more efficient and cleaner burning than traditional cooking devices.

The FabStove burns renewable pellet fuel using an advanced 2 stage combustion technique that doubles the cooking efficiency and reduces emissions by over 80%. It also produces biochar as a by-product which can be used to enrich the soil to improve crops.

Existing charcoal fuel production across Africa is destroying hardwood forests and emitting millions of tons of CO2 from unused energy into the atmosphere

Our energy solutions create sustainable economic activity for energy without harming the environment by overuse of local resources or harmful combustion emissions.