ARTI Energy distributes Envirofit’s CH-2200 Charcoal Cook Stove.
The CH-2200 has been designed specifically to be the most efficient charcoal cookstove in the world. Manufactured using the same state-of-the-art, patent pending technologies as the larger CH5200, the CH2200 provides the same quality, affordable improved cook stove perfect for household and commerical cooking on a smaller scale and lower price.
The CH-2200′s design reduces charcoal usage by up to 60% by maximising the transfer of heat form the burning fuel to cooking. This reduction in charcoal consumption can translate to significant financial savings for users. Maximising heat transfer also helps to reduce cooking times by up to 50%.
The CH-2200 also reduces the environmental and health impacts of cooking with charcoal. The CH-2200 reduces smoke and soot by up to 80%, lowering indoor air pollution levels and effects that this has upon the health of users and household members.
View the specifications of the CH-2200.
ARTI recently participated in the Dar es-Salaam International Trade Fair, known as Saba Saba, and the Dodoma’s Kilimo Kwanza Agricultural Fair, known as Nane Nane. It was the seventh time ARTI has been invited by the Tanzania’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism to participate as part of their contingent for the events. Across the two events ARTI spent 17 days demonstrating and selling our solar, cookstove and charcoal briquette products. The events draw huge crowds each year and ARTI was able to display and distribute its products to a large number of interested customers from across Tanzania.
The ARTI Energy team with our banda at Saba Saba
Over 300,000 people pass through Saba Saba each year. Safe to say we had a busy time demonstrating and selling our products to all these people!
These two events provided milestones for ARTI Energy’s growing product line. It was our first opportunity to introduce our new Envirofit cookstoves to the Tanzanian market. We were extremely pleased with the embrace of the our cookstove range by visitors with ARTI selling over 1500 cookstoves across the two events and receiving great interest from thousands more who were enthusiastic about the new, transformative Envirofit stoves.
Programs Director, Dennis Tessier, explaining the benefits of our new Envirofit M5000 wood cookstove at Nane Nane
We also introduced our Mkaa Mkombozi branded sustainable charcoal briquettes, explaining how they are produced and demonstrating their benefits for users. Again visitors showed huge interest in our presentation with customers leaving the Saba Saba Grounds with over three tonnes of our sustainable briquettes and many more showing interest about being involved in the charcoal production process (see: Trainings and Briquette Trainings & Equipment).
Our new sustainable charcoal briquette brand, Mkaa Mkombozi, was launched with great success at Saba Saba.
An Innovative Success: wPower entrepreneurs as event saleswomen
One of our major innovations for this year’s events was incorporating women from our wPower project into our sales staff. In planning for the events we worked with the Jukuila, the umbrella group that manages and distributes ARTI products to Village Agents (VAs) in the Dar es-Salaam area, to identify six enthusiastic, knowledgeable and committed women to work with ARTI as salespeople across our two trade fairs. With Jukuila, ARTI then formulated a sales structure that maximised incentives and positive outcomes from the events for Jukuila and the VAs along with ARTI’s interests. ARTI provided stock, at wholesale price to Jukuila that was then sold by the chosen VAs through ARTI’s booth at retail prices. Jukuila then made profit (equivalent to retail price – wholesale price) on every product sold at the events. At the end of each event these total profits were calculated and Jukuila given the opportunity to directly convert this into stock purchases to supply the large number of VAs in Dar es-Salaam. The VAs involved were given the opportunity to take their share of the profit in the form of stock and then proceeded to make their own profit from its resale to their customers. Not only has it provided the group with an opportunity to purchase large amount of stock but the VAs who participated as saleswomen have gained valuable sale experience and have been energised by the sales they have made at these events and are keen to expand their own enterprises and capitalise on the market demand for clean energy products they have witnessed.
Some of our wPower saleswomen selling our Envirofit cookstoves
The ARTI team and our wPower saleswomen (all standing) after a hard days work in Nane Nane Dodoma.
Mkaa Mkombozi is ARTI’s own sustainable charcoal briquette product. These briquettes are produced in partnership with Bagamoyo Brikwiti Company (BBC) using agricultural waste (such as maize stalks, rice & coconut husks) and other dry biomass to create a high quality, sustainable and cleaner cooking fuel solution.
In Swahili, ‘Mkaa‘ is the word for charcoal and ‘Mkombozi‘ means savior with the name emphasising the transformative impact of our sustainable charcoal briquettes. The brand’s tagline, ‘Okoa Pesa |Okoa Afya |Okoa Mazingira‘ literally translates as ‘Save Money | Save Health| Save the Environment’.
Save Money – Mkaa Mkombozi briquettes are denser than regular wood charcoal. This means they burn longer and hotter than this traditional fuel, reducing cooking times and charcoal use saving users money.
Save Health – The briquettes produce far less smoke than convention charcoal, reducing indoor pollution and improving health outcomes for Mkaa Mkombozi users.
Save the Environment - Mkaa Mkombozi provides a sustainable alternative to wood charcoal that is responsible for the severe deforestation affecting Tanzania. Transforming agricultural waste and dry biomass into charcoal briquettes utilises readily available waste products and minimises the harmful environmental impacts of using wood based cooking fuels.
Mkaa Mkombozi is currently produced by Bagamoyo Brikwiti Company (BBC). BBC is one of the Community Based Enterprises supported through our project “Scaling-up of Charcoal Briquette Production in Tanzania”.
Mkaa Mkombozi is available in 1.5,4, 15 and 25kg bags at BBC office in Bagamoyo (Chines Road), ARTI Energy office in Mbezi Beach and will soon be found in many other locations throughout Dar-Es-Salaam.
ARTI has just received our first shipment of Envirofit’s improved cookstoves.
The cookstoves, available for both charcoal (CH5200) and wood (M5000), have been designed specifically to maximise fuel efficiency and minimise cooking times & harmful emissions. Manufactured using state-of-the-art, patent pending technologies, the cookstoves provide quality, affordable solutions for household and commerical cooking.
The unique design of Envirofit cookstoves maximises heat transfer to enable:
Reduced fuel consumption of up to 60% – creating significant financial savings for users
Reduced cooking times of up to 50%
The cookstoves specially designed combustion chamber also reduces smoke and soot by up to 80% compared to traditional cooking techniques, greatly reducing indoor air pollution and its harmful health effects.
The cookstoves are extremely high quality. They are specially designed in the USA, using unique quality materials and the stoves have a 5 year warranty on the combustion chamber.
The cookstoves are available from purchase in person at ARTI’s offices, Nishati Mkombozi shop in Mwenge or contact ARTI directly.
Click on the photos below to find out more about the individual cookstoves.
Envirofit’s CH5200 Charcoal Cookstove
Envirofit’s M5000 Wood Cookstove
Greenlight Planet’s SunKing Eco is the latest addition to ARTI’s solar light range.
The Eco is a simple, easy-to-use solar powered lamp that makes for an ideal replacement for kerosene lanterns used by many households and businesses.
The Eco’s 25 lumen, LED light can provide up to 30 hours of light from a single sunny day’s charge that is 2 times brighter than light from kerosene. The Eco comes with a stand that allows the Eco to be used as a desk lamp or hung from a roof in order to light a room. It also features a hand strap that allows for easy carrying and use as a hand torch.
View the specifications of the Eco.
A little light with a lot of power…the Firefly Mobile solar lantern is able to light a room and makes an excellent study light.
With a bright light, battery life of 5 years and a low cost the Firefly makes an ideal solar lantern for low income and rural households