” ASSESSMENT OF THE BRIQUETTE MARKET IN KENYA”

In September 2012, GVEP International embarked on a partnership with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), to manage the Capital Access for Renewable Energy Enterprises(CARE2) project, to improve capital access in the renewable energy markets, across four countries in East Africa. In Kenya the Pipeline Development Project (PDP) under this program aims to work with producers of biomass briquettes (amongst other business) to increase the quality and uptake of this alternative fuel. This assessment was conducted to gain a better understanding of the businesses operating in the biomass briquette sector and the type of interventions that are required to inform the program moving forward. The study also reviewed other initiatives taking place in the sector in Kenya.