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Transforming Agricultural Waste to Sustainable Energy

Our mission is to replace firewood-as-fuel for the industrial sector in Kenya. We produce a clean biomass energy product made from discarded sugarcane husks. Our VumaLogs (bagasse briquettes) are a superior fuel source for industrial boilers. It's time for a cleaner and greener alternative to wood fuel.

 
 

Our Product: VumaLogs

Benefits of our bagasse briquettes vs. traditional firewood

 

Greater Calorific Value

= Double the total heat output

Twice the Density

= Burns 50% longer 

Less Moisture

= Less smoke & pollution

Year Round Supply

= Consistent availability

Free of Impurities

= No "clinker" 

Lower Ash Content

= Less time clearing the boiler

Why Now?

 

OUR IMPACT

 

SAVING FORESTS

CURBING DEFORESTATION

Firewood consumption is the driving force behind the rampant deforestation in Kenya and East Africa. Creating alternatives to firewood, particularly for large-scale users, is a key part of the solution. Each ton of VumaLogs is equivalent to 25 trees worth of woof fuel. We are aiming to save two million trees in Kenya by 2022.

JOBS=MONEY=OPTIONS

There aren't many options for earning a viable income in rural western Kenya. Basic subsistence farming predominates. We are helping to change that by creating additive and year-round jobs with training, benefits, and a pathway for promotions. Over 50 jobs to-date have been created and we expect hundreds more in the future. We believe sustainable jobs are the heart of economic development. 

CREATING JOBS

REDUCING ATMOSPHERIC CARBON DIOXIDE

Based on our projections for the industrial use of VumaLogs in Kenya in just the next three years (through '22), 42,000 tons of CO2 will be absorbed by the trees saved. That's equivalent to the carbon emissions from 9,000 cars per year or an individual's carbon burden on over 11,000 commercial flights.

see https://www.carbonfund.org/individuals/

TEAM

 

Management Team

Ian Otula

CEO & Co-Founder

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Aaron Pattillo

Chairman & Co-Founder

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Ann Muriuki

Industrial Sales Manager

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Munesh Kumar

Head of Production

Rose Auma

Head of Sun Drying

Peter Ochieng

Production Supervisor

Stephen Wabuko

Factory Operations Manager

Sam Oyola

Production Supervisor

Chris Onyango

Head of Collection

Davis Wachira

Finance Manager

Peter Oulo

Site Supervisor

John Gumo

Head of Procurement

Contact

Us

 

Are you currently burning firewood in your industrial biomass boiler? If so, let's talk. We can arrange a demonstration of our VumaLogs in your boiler, provide existing customer references, and supply an independent third-party Certificate of Analysis showing all key parameters of our briquettes.

Submit An Inquiry 

Where To Find Us

Vuma Factory + Headquarters

Plot 48/785 South Sakwa, Oyani Road, Awendo District, Migori County, Kenya