Researcher invents affordable, clean fuel for use by urban and rural poor

Ms Mary Omino of Ong’iyo village, Kisumu, uses Bio Gel fuel. BioInnovate Africa has partnered with Jiveri to run a clean energy programme in Western Kenya. PHOTO | PETER MUSA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

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  • In addition, Jiveri generates organic fertiliser from the waste that is used to produce the gel.
  • He explains that the process of making his Bio-gel fuel involves crushing egg shells to produce calcium carbonate.
  • It has also been found to reduce carbon emissions by 80 per cent.

Boniface Jiveri, a researcher currently working at Kaimosi Friends University College, has invented a clean cooking and lighting fuel that peri-urban and rural poor can use. The fuel, Bio-gel, is also a mosquito repellent and air freshener. In addition, Jiveri generates organic fertiliser from the waste that is used to produce the gel.

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