Our products are designed as enablers to re-engineer the biomass energy market in developing countries that have energy challenges and rely on biomass for daily heating / cooking needs.
Our products are not new and/or patented. They are proven and used in most developed markets. Our innovation is to package the technologies in a way that is affordable and applicable to fast growing and urbanising communities in developing countries.
We use local partners to involve communities in using our products. The products provide entrepreneurs with value adding opportunities to transform the local cooking fuel habits and traditions, thereby creating a cleaner environment, using less biomass than is currently used.
The ultimate goal is to have an affordable clean burning, renewable cooking/heating fuel readily available and obtainable for daily needs.
FabFuel, compressed biomass pellets, are core to this goal. Pellets can be locally produced at a low cost using biomass often left to rot or burned off. Densifying the biomass makes it usable as clean burning fuel with combustion properties close to coal.
To enable the production and use of pellets, we need to provide two key supporting products that will complete the product offering.
The FabTainer is used to manufacture pellets in a distributed manner. The containerised mini factory is assembled and tested with our manufacturing partners before shipping. Each unit is automated in standard fashion arrives on site ready to be deployed.
Manufacturing pellets in small volume has been simplified and full training for operators is supplied by us. We also service the plant on site at regular intervals.
The FabStove completes the solution and offers an affordable modular gasifier stove to be used by the local communities for cooking and heating. We can ship the stoves as complete units or we ship them as knock down flat pack kits and train our partners to assemble the kits themselves.
The pellet stove offers best in class safety features, lowering harmful emissions and lowering the fire risk when used indoors.
CHANGING THE WORLD THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS
Our partner model is designed to create distributed social enterprises that will use our products to create localised cooking solutions in a sustainable and profitable way. We believe that this approach will best serve the needs of the developing world that:
- Has significant energy challenges, but lacks capital and infrastructure to easily address the challenges.
- Needs jobs and local expertise to leverage their resources to create value for themselves and be less dependent on outside help.
- Is growing at a rapid rate and is increasing urbanised. These communities need to urgently change old habits/ways used, when populations were small and rural.