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Lean Energy Solutions wins the AfriCAN Climate Award


The AfriCAN Climate Good Practice Award will be presented this month to Mr Dinesh Tembhekar, the Managing Director of Lean Energy Solutions. A Kenyan company founded in 2007, Lean Energy Solutions converts conventional fossil-fuel boilers and furnaces to operate on the company's Lean Briqs, a sustainable fuel source created by compacting bagasse waste from sugar mills into briquettes.

The company works with its clients on a BOOT (Build, Own, Operate and Transfer) basis, with a contract period of seven to ten years. Eight companies in Kenya have already installed Lean Energy Solutions' low-carbon technology, thereby achieving cost savings of 25 per cent.

In the words of Dr. Rocio Diaz Chavez (Imperial College London), scientific coordinator of the AfriCAN Climate project and a member of our Editorial Board: "The main benefits of this project are that it provides employment to women and youth, it contributes to saving emissions and to avoid deforestation from charcoal production."

Promote good practice in climate change adaptation and mitigation!


The call for nominations for the Good Practice Award is now closed, but you still have the chance to highlight your Good Practice project or initiative on the AfriCAN Climate online platform. We are always looking for projects aimed at adapting to or mitigating climate change in Africa.

To showcase your project in our Good Practice section, all you need is to submit a completed nomination form. Dossiers can include supporting material illustrating the project (publications, pictures, videos, posters, etc. in digital format). Projects must be either completed or at an advanced stage of implementation for inclusion on AfriCAN Climate.

Contact us for more information.

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