Makaa
Makaa
Fuel type
Briquettes

Cylindrically shaped carbonized charcoal briquettes made from recycled agricultural waste (groundnut shells)

General information
Countries deployed
Uganda
Countries sourced
Uganda
Countries manufactured
Uganda
Pricing information
2 USD per kg
Raw materials and technology
Feedstock source
Char from groundnut shells mixed a little proportion of charcoal dust ,and cassava porridge as a binder.
Storage and conversion
The groundnut shells are carbonised in 55 gallon drum kilns. The resultant char is then mixed with cassava porridge as a binder. The mixture is then passed through a motorized extruder with a cylindrical mould. The briquettes are put under the sun to dry for 2 to 3 days depending on the amount of sunshine available.The dry briquettes are then packaged ready for sale to households and institutions to be used as source of energy for cooking. Inventory is stored in stores awaiting delivery.
Production capacity
32 tons per month when working 5 days in a week.
Information for consumers
Quantity used per meal
About 2 kgs depending on the nature and amountof food cooked .
Primary consumers
Low income households in urban and periurban areas of Northeastern Uganda as well as institutions that depend on firewood as asource of energy for cooking.
Typical foods cooked with this fuel
Foods that require alot of fuel such as beens.
Other information
Our briquettes are smokeless, burn longer and are cheaper than wood charcoal.
Fuel testing

No reports available