Press

Eco-fuel was featured in the New York Times:

“As well as generating sorely needed income for those farmers, the system has created jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities for hundreds of other people in selling and delivering fuel and fertilizer. It is also helping to slow the deforestation of Africa, as fewer people now need to forage for wood.” http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/30/arts/design/cleaning-up-the-african-kitchen.html?_r=1

Eco-fuel Africa in the NextBillion:

“And this is exactly what Eco-Fuel Africa is doing – providing an alternative option where before there was none.  But more than just options, Moses has noticed that education is also a critical part of reducing Uganda’s deforestation. ‘We are using a part of the proceeds to build schools and educate the locals about the importance of our trees. We’re encouraging them to replant,’ he said.” 

http://nextbillion.net/blogpost.aspx?blogid=2891

Our founder, Sanga Moses was selected for a 2012 TED Fellowship (see his profile):

“Moses Sanga has been witness to the aggressive deforestation of his home in Africa. He’s trying to create a new economy (and save the forests) by empowering locals to make charcoal from something other than wood, and then teaching them how to sell it.” 

http://fellows.ted.com/profiles/sanga-moses

Our story published in Revolution.is magazine:

“With only $500 we managed to launch a pilot plant and invented a unique energy-efficient method of making organic charcoal from agricultural waste that is suitable for large-scale production. In November 2010, our first batch of organic charcoal landed on the market. The Uganda government has since started to recognize and fund our project, even promising that it will pass a law banning the cutting down of trees for charcoal if our production meets demand.”

EFA’s founder, Sanga Moses selected for the 2011 Unreasonable Institute Fellowship (see his profile): http://unreasonableinstitute.org/profile/msanga/

Eco-fuel Africa visited by a team from SIDA: http://businessinnovationfacility.org/profiles/blogs/eco-fuel-africa-optimizing-impact-at-every-point-of-the-value

Eco-fuel Africa (EFA) wins the Accenture Sustainable Energy Award at theTech Awards, 2012:

http://thetechawards.thetech.org/the-laureates/stories/1731

Eco-fuel Africa recognized by National Geographic: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/explorers/bios/sanga-moses/

.