Awamu Biomass Energy We make cleaner and affordable gasifier cookstoves for low-income groups.

Awamu Biomass Energy is a startup social enterprise that is disrupting the energy industry in Uganda by manufacturing and distributing the clean & affordable gasifier cookstoves along with processed biomass fuels. The company started in October 2012 to continue the work of the World-Bank funded BEIA project that was implemented in 2011 by CREEC which concluded that there is a market for gasifier stoves in Uganda. We are located in Makerere Kikoni, Kampala, Uganda.

Fundraising

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Idea

We have an elevator pitch. We want you to sign an NDA before we share our business plan. We are already working in <abbr title="Base of the Pyramid">BoP</abbr> markets and want to improve our current offering.
We have an elevator pitch. We want you to sign an NDA before we share our business plan. We are already working in BoP markets and want to improve our current offering.

Gasifier stoves is a pyrolysic clean cooking solution that is designed in improve the cooking conditions of women at the BoP. It cooks faster, 90% smokeless, and makes its own charcoal as a byproduct. As a result of usage households are able to save time, generate extra income and reduce activities of deforestation.

Team

Our founder has the business savvy and persistence to turn ideas into a company. We can build the product. Given the time and money, we can deliver on our promises.
Our founder has the business savvy and persistence to turn ideas into a company. We can build the product. Given the time and money, we can deliver on our promises.

Nolbert Muhumuza has over 6 year experience in gasifier stoves development. Dr. Paul Anderson is a world authority on TLUD gasification. Tusiime Simon is the Accountant (ACCA professional) and Job Mutyaba holds an MBA, has over 10 years experience in renewable energy markets.


Product

We have a working product or service. The product is built with open hardware and/or software, so there is no proprietary third-party IP.
We have a working product or service. The product is built with open hardware and/or software, so there is no proprietary third-party IP.

Ready for market.

Revenue

We already have revenue from paying customers.
We already have revenue from paying customers.

We product costs $16 for the end user, we have distributors at the last mile including women, youths as energy entrepreneurs. We mainly target communities in peri-urban and rural settings who already use the 3-stone fire for cooking. We carry out demonstrations to stimulate demand. We close the distribution look through selling processed biomass fuels and we buy back extra charcoal from end-users which we sell to charcoal briquette companies, that was families are able to make extra income.


Inclusiveness

We involve low-income groups as consumers. We involve low-income groups as distributors. We involve low-income groups as employees.

We distribute gasifier stoves and processed biomass fuels through distributors at the last mile. We have a closed-loop distribution model that creates lasting customer relationships through char buy-back (buying extra charcoal from users produced by gasifier). Our business model is environmental sensitive and includes women in the value chain.

We involve low-income groups as consumers. We involve low-income groups as distributors. We involve low-income groups as employees.

Awamu has long term distribution plan 100,000 Gasifier stoves and will creation of 500 direct jobs along the value chain (with 65% being women and girls) and distribute 2,000 tons of sustainably processed biomass fuels in Uganda by 2020. This will impact over 800,000 customers.

  1. Idea and Stage

  2. Team and Organization

  3. Market and Marketing

  4. Finance

  5. Impact

  6. Investment

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