Fuel briquettes from groundnut shells

Briquettes made from groundnut shells are a clean and efficient fuel for cooking or industry - Anthony Tabbal/GreenTech

Briquettes made from groundnut shells are a clean and efficient fuel for cooking or industry
© Anthony Tabbal/GreenTech

In The Gambia, Anthony Tabbal has established a business making fuel briquettes from groundnut shells. He was inspired to do this by his concern over deforestation in the country, with many trees being felled for firewood and charcoal making. With support from the Gambian Groundnut Company he obtains the waste shells for free, which enables him to keep the price of the briquettes down, costing less than charcoal while also being much cleaner and more efficient. This also helps him reduce the costs of fuel in his restaurant kitchen; cook Fatou Kamara also explains why she prefers to use the new fuel.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Interview by:
Country:
The Gambia
Duration:
7'24"
Date published:
July 2012
 
 
 

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