A Commercial Case for the Briquette Business in Ghana
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Gebrezgabher, Solomie; Amewu, S. 2017. A Commercial Case for the Briquette Business in Ghana. Urban Agriculture Magazine. 32:39-41. http://www.ruaf.org/commercial-case-briquette-business-ghana.
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Urban and rural households in low income countries rely on traditional biomass fuels such as charcoal and firewood for cooking and heating purposes, which has an adverse effect on forest resources and on people’s health. A major reason for people to continue these as main sources of fuel for cooking is lack of affordable and reliable alternative sources of energy. Briquettes present a great opportunity to replace traditional biomass fuels for domestic and institutional cooking and industrial heating processes. Through designing and implementing a viable briquette business model, we emphasise that there is a commercial case for the briquette business in Ghana.