Food waste or fuel, what do you see?
A Kenyan Enactus team came up with a way to turn food waste into fuel for stoves. They taught 36 people to make corncobs into briquettes that are used in place of charcoal. The new fuel source is sustainable, cuts down on costs and requires less transportation because the new sustainable fuel is locally abundant. A message about the corncob briquettes reached over 20 million Kenyans and now 35 institutions are using the alternative source of fuel.
See the project story at http://enactus.org/seeopportunity/project-gallery/project/corncobs/.
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Enactus is an international organization dedicated to enabling progress through entrepreneurial action. We provide a platform for university students to collaborate with business and academic leaders in the development of entrepreneurial-based projects that empower people to transform opportunities into real, sustainable progress for themselves and their communities. The quality and impact of the students’ projects are evaluated by leading executives through a series of regional, national and global competitions. The Enactus experience not only transforms the lives of the people we serve, it also transforms the lives of the students as they develop into entrepreneurially-minded, socially-responsible leaders.
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