In partnership with Zubenathi, Ekasi Energy demonstrated their clean burning FabStove using fuel made from waste wood and harvested alien invaders like Black Wattle and Blue Gum at the Buffalo City Waste Indaba
During the Waste Indaba, Ekasi Energy made contact with a non profit in Duncan Village who will be doing community demonstrations on the benefits of using the FabStove.
Zubenathi have been awarded a contract from the Department of Environment Affairs to clear the aliens from the riverine areas of Chintsa. Over 100 jobs will be created under the EPWP (Extended Public Works Program).
This cleared material will be chipped and converted into wood pellets for use in the FabStove. We plan to sell these pellets and stoves in the informal areas in Buffalo City as replacement for paraffin. The manufacturing and distribution od=f pellets will create another 30 jobs.
Pictures below show the extent of the problem near the local storage dam.