KOKO Renewable Fuel Switch
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In many parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, like Kenya, a lot of people still use charcoal and other solid biomass fuels for cooking. Sadly, this causes a lot of problems. It harms the environment, leading to fewer trees and less rainfall, which worsens climate change. Moreover, it's very dangerous for people's health, causing more than 4 million deaths each year.
KOKO, a company in Kenya, wants to change this situation. They are working on a big energy transition. Instead of using harmful charcoal, they want people to use a safer and more sustainable fuel called bioethanol. This new fuel is made from renewable sources and is safe to use for cooking.
To make this change easier for people, KOKO has built a complete system. They get the bioethanol fuel from sustainable sources and have their own special trucks to deliver it to people's homes. They also have a network of small stores with KOKO Fuel "ATMs" where people can refill their cooking fuel containers. The whole process is cashless and monitored with special sensors, so KOKO can keep track of how much fuel is used and detect any problems along the way. KOKO wants to expand this system to more cities in Kenya to help people cook safely and protect the environment.