BIO-ETHANOL STOVE
 

The bio-ethanol gel is used in a specially made stove called Moto Safi™ ( trade marked by KIPI), which comes in single and double burner stoves. These are high performing stoves, which will provide significant health benefit to families otherwise dependant of dung, crop waste, wood, charcoal and kerosene, by eliminating dangerous smoke which are a major cause of IAP (indoor air pollution). The stove is also user friendly, durable and extremely safe to use. The fuel tank is not pressurized and thus cannot explode. The stove is adjusted and extinguished by a simple regulator. The stove is also light in weight and is easy to carry (portable).

Welcome to our website: Consumer’s Choice Limited – Renewable Energy Division’s principal mission is to promote the use of clean cooking energy fuels both in the rural and urban homes in Kenya. Our principal goal is to replace gradually the use of environment polluting and unhealthy fuels such as dung, crop waste, wood, charcoal and also use of liquid kerosene, with the Bio-Ethanol Gel and Stoves because they are environmentally friendly, more efficient, more economical and healthier to cook with. learn more

Kenyan market: In October 2010, Consumer’s Choice Limited (CCL) was appointed the distributor of Moto Poa Ethanol Gel and Stoves in Kenya by Moto Poa Limited of Arusha, Tanzania. Moto Poa ethanol gel is made from low grade denatured ethanol called Technical Alcohol (T.A). This T.A is made from fermenting and distilling molasses (a by-product of sugar production). The T.A used to process the ethanol gel by Moto Poa Limited is sourced from Mumias Sugar Company Limited in Kenya. learn more

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Innovation: Currently no other company apart from Consumer’s Choice Ltd in Kenya has designed, tested and manufactured with official approvals and certifications from the Kenya Government’s Kenya Bureau of Standards (ISM mark) SGS (Certificate of Conformity), stove & gel efficiency and emissions tested and passed by Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute, a partner of the Global Alliance of Clean Cookstoves and trademarked Moto Safi™ with Kenya Industrial Property Institute (TM No. 74471). learn more

MILESTONES

In October 2011 we undertook a pilot project with UNHCR, GIZ and ourselves to supply the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Northern Kenya, near the border with Southern Sudan, with ethanol gel fueled stoves and gel to 70 households. The refugee camp could not sustain the use of fire wood from the surrounding area, as they had cleared all forms of trees and shrubs, and refugees were in conflict with the local communities. The programme was carried for 3 months. The stove and gel were very popular with the refugees, but the price of the gel and stove were slightly out of their reach so project was shelved temporarily.

Between 2012 – 2014 penetrated the market through the lower-income supermarkets of Naivas (29 branches), Ukwala (11 branches), Woolmatt (4 branches) Khetia (8 branches) and numerous other smaller supermarkets within Nairobi City and environs.

We attended the Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu A.S.K Shows in 2011, 2012 and 2013 to further test the Kenyan market, with encouraging results. At the Kisumu Show we won first class awards for renewable energy usage in 2011, 2012 and 2013 consecutively, and June 27th 2014 at the Machakos Show. learn more