Iscom Tradelink Enterprises

Briquettes from biomass agricultural waste
SEED Starter Team Clean Energy Eldoret, Kenya

Iscom Tradelink Enterprises aims to improve access to clean, affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern forms of cooking and heating energy to households, hotels and institutions as an alternative to environmental damaging fuels like charcoal, kerosene or firewood.

The business model is based on partnerships with local sawmills and farmers in the Uasin Gishu County region in Kenya, for the supply of biomass waste and other agro-waste for production of biomass briquettes as a clean cooking and heating fuel which will serve as a practical intervention for climate change mitigation in the region.

Eco-Inclusive Impacts

Iscom Tradelink Enterprises is a social enterprise registered in the Republic of Kenya with a view of addressing community challenges namely; youth unemployment, environmental conservation/management and poverty eradication.
  • Recycling of biomass agricultural waste reduces methane emissions.
  • Providing briquettes as a clean and sustainable alternative to environmentally harmful alternatives.
  • Permanent employment was created for 8 youths, part-time employment for 4
  • Alleviating dependency of 200 households on unclean and health-damaging fuels.
  • Improved fuel security and job creation along the value chain benefiting the local community.

 

Partners

This enterprise is supported through its partnerships with various stakeholders, ranging from national and international organisations, investors, research institutes, suppliers, governmental bodies, NGOs, other social and environmental enterprises and more.

Economic Projects Transformation Facility (EPTF) supports via entrepreneurship and business management training, mentoring and access to finance.

Balloon Ventures supports business management training, networking opportunities and access to finance.

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Charles Musingo Kairu
P.O.Box 92, 30100
Eldoret, Kenya
Tel: 254704000000

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