Welcome to the “Nane Nane” exhibition in Dodoma from July 31st to August 9th. You can visit ARTI-TZ in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism (MNRT) pavilion or the Rural Energy Agency (REA) pavilion. Keep your eyes out for new solar products, such as the Fire Fly 12 and the 5W and 15 W Power Pack systems from Bare Foot power. Complete home lighting solutions for on-grid and off-grid users. Visitors will receive demonstrations on making charcoal briquettes out of dry biomass and learn about our Waste to Wealth & Lighting Rural Tanzania Projects. Karibu wote!
ARTI-TZ participated in the 2010 Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF), popularily known as “Saba Saba” from the 29th of June to the 8th of July. ARTI-TZ was hosted by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism (MNRT), which is the most popular pavilion of the event. Hundreds of thousands of visitors passed by our booth and were able to see live demonstrations of renewable energy products, such as the Sarai Cooker, Compact Biogas System, charcoal kiln and briquette extruder and D.light solar lights. We gratefully thank our hosts, partner organizations and all those who took the time to visit our booth.
This clean, efficient and safe system produces hot frame using only kitchen food waste. The compact design allows it be installed into almost any urban space and once it is installed there is little to no operating costs. In other words “Free Energy
- Small quantity of all kinds of decomposable waste foods can be used as raw material to produce gas
- The system reduces the dependence on LPG, Kerosene, Electricity and Charcoal
- The system can be scaled to meet the requirement
- Relatively Low Investment and space required
- Quick and easy installation and relocation
- Produces an Organic Fertilizer as a By-product
- Suitable for both urban and rural usage
- 800 times more efficient than traditional dung based Biogas systems
The CBS can be installed in most urban households. Essentially the system needs to be located with 10m of the kitchen, in a sunny location and requires only 1.5m square of space.
The CBS, which was invented in India by Dr. A. Karve, the founder of ARTI-India, has won numerous awards accross East Africa and international awards, including the Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy.
Charcoal briquettes made from agricultural waste and other dry biomass offer an economical solution to the rising costs of cooking fuel in cities. Briquettes are clean burning and cheaper than traditional wood charcoal. They also provide an alternative to cutting precious forests for fuel.
ARTI conducted market analysis in June 2012 to gauge how its briquettes compared to traditional wood charcoal in terms of packaging and pricing and we were pleasantly surprised with the findings. When matched for volume charcoal briquettes proved to have a greater weight than wood charcoal and the price was still cheaper. In fact consumers experience at least a 20% savings when switching to charcoal briquettes! In addition the savings in money, the denser briquettes provide hotter and longer cooking times.
Wood Charcoal – 800 grams to 1.2 kilo sold for 1,200 shillings
Briquettes – 1.5 kg sold for 1,200 shillings
Wood Charcoal – 1-1.5kg sold for 1,200 shillings
Briquettes – 2kg sold for 1,200 shillings
10 litre bucket:
Wood Charcoal – 3-4kg sold for 3,000 shillings
Briquettes – 6kg sold for 3,600 shillings
Large Sacs (Gunia):
Wood Charcoal – 50kg sold for 42,000
Briquettes – 50kg sold for 30,000
Charcoal extruders to produce charcoal briquettes are also available and range in sizes from a smaller manual extruder which produces 20-50kg of briquettes per day to larger extruders, which produce over 1000kg per day.