Profile: Seni James – East Africa

12. SeniWhat is your off-grid energy business?
Portable biogas
Can you give a brief overview?
Portable biogas is a system that can be easily installed and used in households and
institutions like schools, food vendors etc… system uses organic wastes such as food
leftovers to generate a cooking gas, additionally the system has a purification system that clean the gas produced making it
more efficient
 What inspired you to start working in off-grid energy?  Are there any key people who inspired you to work in this area?

I am inspired to work on this area because off grid energy has proved to be asolution to many low income communities in countries like india and
Pakistan but it is vice versa in our country although we have tons of wastes

3) Have you lived in an off-grid community?  If the answer is yes, what is something
you want people with reliable energy to know about growing up off-grid?
Yes, although they have a reliable energy I’d recommend that they use off grid
energy because the energy produced is efficient and it is relatively cheaper as
well as environmental friendly

 What is the most important thing you have learnt so far by being on the off-grid
energy track?
Different ways of generating a business idea.

What are some of the challenges you have faced when coming up with an off-
grid energy business?
Lack of required skills, inadequate time, dilemma on choosing the best idea
among the alternatives

Where do you hope to be 3 years from now?
Hope to establish medium scale biogas plants in three cities

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