Cheaper, enviro-friendly biofuel keeps Kenyan home fires burning

Nairobi’s fuel dispensers replace charcoal, kerosene with ethanol biofuel made from sugar cane byproducts

04 October 2021 - 18:25 By Jackson Njehia

In Kenya’s capital Nairobi, restaurant owner Miriam Kamau lifts a steaming ladle of food from a stove burning locally produced ethanol — a fuel made from the byproducts of sugar production.

She is one of about 200,000 customers of three-year-old Kenyan company Koko, which has replaced fuels such as charcoal, kerosene and liquefied petroleum gas with locally produced ethanol...

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