Medical and hazardous waste disposal

Medical and hazardous waste disposal

Medical and hazardous waste disposal Sector: Waste disposal Year of establishment: 2009       Turnover 2015: 450,000 USD Investment need: 400,000 USD Product, Market Solution The waste disposal company was started in 2009, The Company was disposing medical and hazardous waste and farm waste of about 400 tons, as it grew it concentrated more on disposing medical waste of big hospitals, they offer cleaning services to hospitals, consultancy for a big company involved in oil drilling and supply clients with composite machines imported from china. The company has an advantage of having an incinerator which disposes 130 kg of waste for 24 hours day and night shifts instead of having to travel outside the city to dispose the waste. The company has exhausted all the major hospitals in Kampala and is targeting working in Mukono and Masaka district because of the market potential there that has not been tapped into yet. Entrepreneur and team The company is owned by an Entrepreneur who has a background in Law and Business development she owns 100% shares of the company and she does the business development of the company, she is assist by an assistant business development officer, finance administrator, client relations person, two account managers, process minders, drivers and a team that supervises the waste collection. Turnover and investment need Turnover in 2015 was 450,000 USD, the company needs an investment need of 400,000 USD to buy an auto clave  which would increase on the tons of waste and make the disposal process much faster, put up structures where the machines will be kept and also buy a bigger generator and incinerator. Impact...
Clean energy from agricultural waste

Clean energy from agricultural waste

Clean energy from agricultural waste Sector: Renewable Energy Year of establishment: 2015 Turnover: Post Pilot stage Investment need: 500,000 USD Product, market solution and potential The company was incorporated in 2015 with the main aim of delivering affordable, reliable and productive rural electrification through off grid renewable energy projects. At each power generation site, the company provides affordable high quality agro-processing services to farmers and also purchases sustainable biomass (agro-processing by-products) from both farmers and agro-processors, which is used as feedstock for the gasifiers. Gasification is used to produce clean energy from Agricultural Waste such as rice husks, maize husks/cobs, ground nut shells and coffee husks. Electricity is distributed via a combination of micro-grids and battery boxes to rural industries, households, schools and micro-businesses. The Company already has permits with the National Electricity Regulatory Authority and will sell electricity to the National Electricity Transmission Authority on a 20 year, inflation linked, USD denominated power purchase agreement. Entrepreneur and Team The Company founder is an Aerospace Engineer and serial entrepreneur and is supported by a team of both local and expatriate staff. The team has won several International awards. Turnover and Investment need The company is still in its post pilot stage and their investment need is 500,000 USD for growth and to be able to have 4 energy hubs running. Impact The company sees renewable energy from agricultural waste as an integrated solution to energy security, food security, climate resilience and poverty alleviation. The company has the following positive impacts; The company has helped reduce on deforestation by replacing charcoal/wood fuels with briquettes a cleaner, cheaper and more efficient...
A Profitable Solution to a Costly Problem

A Profitable Solution to a Costly Problem

A costly problem becomes a profitable solution Sector: Agriculture and Food Year of establishment: 2010 Turnover 2015: USD150k-300k Investment need: USD150k Product, market solution and potential Founded in 2011, the company sells biogas digesters and briquettes as alternative solution for firewood and charcoal. 80% of turnover is realized via the sales and installation of biogas digesters, that generate biogas from solid waste digestion (manure, bio waste, agricultural feedstock, human excrements). The biogas installations are primarily sold to schools, that benefit from cost savings up to 60% compared to using firewood. The company cleverly piggybacks on the existing distribution chain for charcoal, to sell its biomass gas briquettes to households in urban areas that previously relied on charcoal. Entrepreneur & team The company is owned by the two founders that are both PhD candidates on Aberdeen University; they are supported by a group of local and international professionals. Turnover & investment need Turnover in 2015 approached nearly USD1,000,000. The company is searching for an investment between USD200k-USD300kE, which will be used to pre-finance the sales of biogas installations to institutions to counter the barrier of high up-front investment cost. Clients will make an initial payment of 40% of the total cost of the biogas system upfront. The balance, i.e. 40%, is paid back in a period of 12-36 months, using the money that is saved by using biogas as a cooking fuel instead of firewood or charcoal. Impact The business has a positive impact in different areas: Environmental impact: Currently families rely on firewood for cooking and heating purposes, which causes deforestation. By offering a substitute (gas generated from solid...