Fuel Briquettes: An affordable and cleaner cooking and heating fuel

 

The development of innovations that meet people’s cooking and heating energy needs and preferences helps to reduce the burden of work for women and girls, while conserving the environment, improving health, and eradicating poverty in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Recycling organic waste for fuel briquettes is a promising alternative source of cheaper and cleaner cooking and heating energy while contributing to cleaning urban neighbourhoods, generating income and creating job opportunities, especially for women and youth. This article presents a few examples of fuel briquette production techniques, applied by local community groups in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), and which can easily be applied in similar situations