Drive change - Deliver impact - Develop sustainability (A Social Purpose Company)
The Green Elephant www.thegreenelephant.org with a factory at Bombo Road, Kampala is the new responsible generation of fuel for heat and cooking to replace firewood, logs and charcoal which are causing mass deforestation in Uganda and are unhealthy. Founded by a Dutch/New Zealand team, The Green Elephant produces high quality compressed 100% wood Smart BRIQ from selected forestry cuttings with no additives to give customers a standardised product with consistent calorific (energy) value. In 2018, The Green Elephant will commence production of smaller European standard 6.5 mm pellets which will be supplied with the latest technology of low smoke and CO2 emission Mimi Moto (Netherlands) cooking stoves. In early 2019, The Green Elephant will introduce pellets made from dried and compressed energy grass from its own plantation as the first renewable zero carbon biomass in Uganda.
Smart BRIQ is modern industrial fuel that gives you better control over costs and energy content
96% of Ugandans cook with open fires burning firewood or charcoal. This causes 23,000 deaths each year from smoke inhalation. Each kg of charcoal releases 6.2 kg of CO2, each stove emits over 5,000 kg CO2/year, the same as a family car. In the next 30 years all trees outside of the national parks of Uganda will have been lost.