Name of the initiative:

Sustainable use of Biogel from water hyacinth for Domestic cooking

By: center for development support initiatives Civil Society Organizations
2 CEDSI Drive,Amad Abuloma Road 2020 - Nigeria
Area of commitment: Urban Economy
Scope: Africa
Countries of implementation:
  • Nigeria
Cities of implementation:
  • Nigerian Cities
Your partners:
  • H3 Working Group
  • West And Central Africa
  • Un Mgcy
  • S
  • Smfunds
Timeframe: 5 years
Commitment already existing: Yes
Starting month: 07/2016
Resources: < 100k USD
Description: CEDSI has a vision convert environmental challenges to energy solutions.We seek ways to address poverty,climate injustice and Conflict through eco enterprise.Under our green Innovation project we have converted the terrtifying weed called waterhyacinth into Domestic cooking gel for women and youths in rural communities. Today continued use of firewood is now under threat as more women seek better and safer and healthier alternatives to dangerouys fuels. Our Biofuel gel is  cheap,clean and heats up very quickly with high heat output.,Non Spill, non explosive, no flare, and non toxicHighly safe and economical.We asupporting communities  to market and distribute as well as produce biogel fuel and stoves .Aser Green Cook stove is a safe and environmentally friendly ethanol based cooking gel.It does not contain any substances harmful to the user thereof .GEL FUEL:Currently our mentoring research partners manufacture 3 package sizes of gel fuel.The 750ml variant packaged in cases of 12 bottles and the 3litre in cases of 4 bottles per case and 5l size.The Acer Green Cook ethanol gel is 100% organic made from a completely renewable energysource - Biomass saw dust and grass.GEL STOVES:These reinforced enamel coated stoves are of high quality and have a safe regulator to ensure efficiency and durability.ECO Project  by CEDSI
Implementation modalities: Primarily Research,Training and capacity building,Advocacy and implementation of this process to bulding up homes that will rather use safer cleaner healthier processes than cutting trees and dangerous fuels
Expected accomplishments: 1. Increased use of safer gels
2. Construction of gel plants
3.Construction of gel filling station
4.Effective network of women green distributors
5.Training and capacity building curriculum
6.Healthier women and environment
7.Reduced poverty through increased enterprise etc
Deliverables: 1.Training on production and gathering of gels
1.bIncreased use of safer gels
2. Construction of gel plants
3.Construction of gel filling station
4.Effective network of women green distributors
5.Training and capacity building curriculum
6.Healthier women and environment
7.Reduced poverty through increased enterprise etc