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BRIQUETTE TECHNOLOGY: Pilot builds Kenya's first briquette industry to fight deforestation

06, May 2016

Kenya is classified among the countries with low forest cover of less than 10% of the total land area. The forest cover has been decreased by 8% between 1981 – 1990s, and an additional 7% since 2000s. Eight years ago, Allan Marega was looking for an alternative source of fuel after realising that the use firewood contributed to depletion of forests. By then, Allan was a Pilot, and he decided to pursue a new interest.