An estimate of 4,375,000 tonnes of CO2eq emissions will be avoided per year as a result of this
activity. The five new micro distillery plants are estimated to produce at least 10,000 liters per
day of ethanol and consumed in replacement of kerosene, firewood and charcoal. The activity has two
sources of avoided emissions: the direct avoided emissions and the energy saving in the process of
ethanol production. In addition, once the ethanol is produced by the commercialization of these new
technologies in Nigeria, a large decrease in CO2 emissions is anticipated.
Other areas include:
• Minimizing the environmental impact, through an activity which wastes are all reused,
and using a fuel that does not emit pollutants;
• Decreasing the deforestation caused by users of the wood stoves;
• Reducing the levels of domestic pollution, by encouraging the use of the biofuel stoves,
replacing the traditional wood-fired stoves;
• Reducing the impacts of the rural exodus in the urban areas;
• Adopting other domestic uses for ethanol, such as flashlights, energy generators,
• Recovering of degraded areas by the use of organic fertilizer;
• Switching to Ethanol Biofuel and Solar lantern will reduce the risks faced by millions
still depend dent on fossil fuel. We have practically increased energy security in the communities
where we work.
Community engagement was sought when planning and developing the activity - a major factor to the
level of our achievement today is the fact that we were able to create energy and system that people
Poverty alleviation, including tackling root causes of poverty, injustice and discrimination: With
more than 8,000 Green ambassadors and some other 36,000 customers, our model in six months led many
beneficiary and partners out of poverty while giving power to them to own, generate and sell energy
Improvement in the quality of life, including through education, health, security and a healthy
environment. The center of our activity is to place emphasis on education and economic empowerment
for our customers and Green Ambassadors.
With over 30,000 families and still growing, we are making energy access free and accessible to those
that need it most.
Many green forests and tress have been cut down for firewood; kerosene scarcity and spills are often
experienced while today, biofuel has become the fastest growing energy to the communities.
Over 8,000 jobs have been created in six months.
The quality of health of local households has improved.
Our activity today is no longer a demonstration; we have proven that biogel fuel is possible and
sustainable. We are currently developing micro gel plants across the country. Today, we only have two
plants in Lagos and Ogun State. These plants are serving our entire network across the country.
However, transporting our packaged gels is expensive; we hope to overcome this by continuing to build
more micro gel plants in cities and communities where we operate.
Success in effective adoption of renewable energy products in a developing nation is Market Education
and Incentive rather than flooding the market with products that will never be consumed as the cost
of marketing, distribution and management of such models will quickly kill the company therefore its
What we have done having played in both renewable energy technology development and marketing for
more than five years is to allow an organic growth integration of the market while investing in
training, support and incentivizing our Green Ambassadors who make this happen for us without being
on our payroll.
Rather than rushing to the market to sell millions of liters of our biogel fuel, we decided to
segment and rely on a social one on one referral introduction of our products to customers ( We have
concentrated on allowing someone to introduce our biogel and stove to another thereby giving power to
the people while we continue to provide superior support, incentive and leadership to the way it
expands and grow) What we have observed is that people will continue to use the fuel based on the
recommendation of their friend and therefore re orders more from the same friend or Simply becomes a
distributor as well and gradually expanding our network of users.