MissionTo pioneer the use of biotechnology as a tool for positive change to improve nutrition and health, and tackle poverty and economic diversification in Nigeria and beyond.
Partner TypeImplementer
Organization TypeSmall or Medium Enterprise
Organizational ExpertiseAdoption / Behavior Change, Capacity Building, Climate/Environment, Health, Lab or Field Testing, Livelihoods, Marketing, Monitoring and Evaluation, Research, Technology and Fuel R&D
Technologies and FuelsBiogas, Biomass (Ag. Residue, Processed Biomass, etc.), Crop residues, Ethanol/Alcohol, Natural Gas/Methane, Solar
Clean Cooking ActivitiesGarDNA Biotech's interest in clean cookstoves is to help speed up the use of alternative fuels (particularly ethanol) in Nigeria as oppossed to kerosene and wood fuels. Nigeria's overdependence on oil has had negative consequences not only for the economy but for the earning and spending power of the poor who are compelled to spend a large proportion of their income on fossil fuels for cooking. By introducing ethanol clean cookstoves to the scene, we hope to help the poorest in society obtain clean cooking fuels cheaply and help them enjoy the health benefits associated with clean cooking. We also want to help the environment by reducing pollution, carbon emissions, and deforestation.
PartnershipOur contribution to this partnership will be primarily in the area of research, development, and distribution of biofuels and emerging technologies relating to clean cookstoves, community education, and employment and microfinancing creation for the poorest in society.
Regions Operating InEurope and Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia
Countries Operating InCameroon, Ghana, India, Nigeria, United Kingdom, Zimbabwe
Address4 Bassey Esau Street
State/ProvinceAkwa Ibom State
Primary Point of Contact
   First NameLawrence
   Last NameOkorafor
Secondary Point of Contact
   First NameNsongurua
   Last NameEtim