Eco Fuels Kenya is a for-profit social enterprise producing biofuel, organic fertilisers, and plant health products from the nuts and seeds of the Croton Megalocarpus, a naturally abundant plant in East Africa with no other productive or commercial use. The impact and sustainability of the environment, our supply chain, and our operations are main focuses of the organization from our Seed Collectors Network, to the no-waste manufacturing process, to the positive environmental benefits of our products’ consumption.
The business was founded based on the opportunity presented by the untapped use of the Croton nut and the growing demand for locally produced clean energy and organic fertilizer. Entering their 2nd year as a company, Eco Fuels Kenya plans to scale, creating significant social change from our operations, and setting an example of how social enterprise should be conducted in East Africa.
In November 2012, Eco Fuels Kenya was voted as one of two winners of a $50,000 USD investment from Growth Africa and Village Capital as part of a three month Nairobi-based accelerator program that consisted of over 100 start-ups; validating the social enterprises’ opportunity and paving the road for a bright future.