Magazine article New African

Suraj Wahab Ologburo: The Entrepreneur the Stove Reduce Charcoal Use by about 26,000 Tonnes Each Year, Saving Trees and Significantly Cutting [CO.Sub.2] Production

Magazine article New African

Suraj Wahab Ologburo: The Entrepreneur the Stove Reduce Charcoal Use by about 26,000 Tonnes Each Year, Saving Trees and Significantly Cutting [CO.Sub.2] Production

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Six years ago, the entrepreneur Suraj Wahab Ologburo started Toyola Energy Ltd, a stove business, and has since produced 154,000 of these efficient charcoal stoves that are cooking meals for around 940,000 people.

Many households in Ghana cook on charcoal stoves and spend a big slice of their income on this fuel. So Toyola Energy designed a cleaner, more efficient and durable model, the "coal-pot" cook-stove. It typically uses two-thirds of the charcoal of other stoves, cooks faster and cuts down on smoke. The stoves reduce charcoal use by about 26,000 tonnes each year, saving trees and cutting CO2 production by around 150,000 tonnes a year. They are a perfect example of how much can be achieved through the use of simple, clean energy technologies.

The stoves sell for as little as $7 each. To make them more affordable, Toyola offers customers the option to buy on credit with a 25% deposit and pay back their loan over two months using the money saved on charcoal. …

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