Start-up Offers Clean Streets, Cleaner Fuel in Cameroon

The streets and marketplaces of Cameroon’s economic capital Douala are strewn with fruit and vegetable debris of all sorts: banana peels, corncobs, coffee grounds, mashed sugarcane… you name it.

But one man’s garbage is another’s treasure, and the unsightly rubbish has become the raw material for Kemit Ecology, a startup that has developed a process for transforming the waste into fuel.

The company, launched in July 2014, sweeps the scraps off the streets and uses them to produce “organic charcoal” briquettes for cooking.

http://cameroonjournal.com/business/start-up-offers-clean-streets-cleaner-fuel-in-douala/

Rod Waddington

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