ARTI Energy Limited received this first shipment of charcoal briquettes from the newly operational Bagamoyo Brikwiti Company (BBC) this week. The first shipment totaled 400kg of briquettes packed in the BBC’s trademark bags.
It did not take long to make a sale of our briquettes with the first bag of charcoal briquettes being sold to Jacqueline Senyagwa of the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), who was visiting the office to learn more about ARTI Energy activities.
Allan Shaidi, Investor and BBC’s Project Manager, is confident in the potential of charcoal briquettes, stating “I know that the brikwiti will compete favorably against regular charcoal in the Dar es Salaam market, especially since traditional wood charcoal is constantly increasing in price and decreasing in quality.”
BBC has also started making sales through its office in Bagamoyo town. They sold 87kg in May from their production site. Even more significant is the update amongst local businesses. Kaole Bar and Restaurant in Bagamoyo town has begun taking weekly shipments of charcoal briquettes to be used in their kitchens. This is a very positive trend which we expect to continue to grow.
Charcoal briquettes are now for sale at the ARTI Energy office. The briquettes are being sold in 2kg (1,200 Tsh), 16kg (9,600 tsh) and 25kg (15,000 tsh) bags.
If you want to learn more about charcoal briquettes and/or try a sample please visit us at our office or during the Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF – Saba Saba) June 30-July 8th, or Nane Nane in Dodoma between July 30th and August 8th.