Business: Clean Energy, Biodiesel
Location: Satellite, Nairobi
Years in Operation: 2 Years
Amount Needed: $3,500
Biogen Kenya specializes in biodiesel production and refining, with a focus on fuel quality and environmental sustainability. The refinery was opened in 2014 with a production capacity of 13,000 litres per year. They recycle used cooking oil and give you an environment friendly diesel. They clean waste oils from restaurants, supermarkets and hospitals to make biodiesel that they offer to the market as alternative fuel.
Biogen convert waste collected into biodiesel and offer the end product back as an alternative to their diesel needs. They are driven by a single yet ambitious goal which is to fundamentally change the way we fuel our cars, trucks, ships, trains and planes by developing and producing clean, renewable and sustainable alternative fuels, now and into the future. Biogen Kenya produces pure, unblended B100 biodiesel refined from a variety of oils. The company has four employees at the plant site in Nairobi satellite area. Their diesel is retailing at Kes.78.00 per litre slightly lower than pump diesel price in order to enable them penetrate the market.
Biogen Kenya is seeking financing of $3,500 in order to increase their production capacity. Currently, the firm produces 120 litres of biodiesel per day. They intended to implement full technological cycle of production processing waste vegetable oil into biodiesel in order to increase their production and establish a sound distribution channel for their products within Kenya.