We are humbled to announce that we have been nominated for DIAR_AWARDS 2018. (Diversity and Inclusion Awards) in the Top Green Companies in Kenya Award.
To vote for Bentos Energy, SMS the code C7A to 22818.
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At the fourth edition of the Nairobi Innovation Week, innovators drawn from different parts of the world are exhibiting inventions that are not only impressive but are also offering solutions to the society.
Nairobi Innovation Week partnered with the Africa Development Bank for a special category (the AFDB High 5) which included:Light and Power Africa, Feed Africa, Industrialize Africa, Integrate Africa and Improve the quality of life for the people of Africa.
Bentos energy emerged was recognized in the category for improving the quality of lives in Africa.
When Symphrose Ochieng, 38, was growing up, she developed a respiratory system problem doctors said emanated from inhaling smoke.This was not news to her because in their home they used firewood to cook. She was advised to keep away from smoke, an almost impossible feat because wood was the only energy source in their home. After graduating with Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Ochieng secured a job as a consultant, but this didn’t deter her from starting a company.
Our founders, Symphrose Ochieng and Ishmael Hezekiah were privileged to make an entreprenurial pitch before the 5 judges of KCB Lions Den show in its first season.
KCB Lion’s Den mainly seeks entrepreneurs looking for financial, social and intellectual capital for their new and innovative businesses in the country.
For the first season, over 5,000 applications were received from sectors such as agriculture, design, education, energy, ICT, health, publishing, food & beverages, manufacturing, environment, entertainment, and service.
Symphrose Ochieng, 37, has grown up around waste management, which is the line of business her family is in.
Therefore, when she found a business idea that would help her forge her own path in the sector, it was not unexpected.
In 2014, Ms Ochieng figured out a way to turn bio-waste into clean and affordable energy. This led to the founding of Bentos Fuels, which makes charcoal briquettes that can be burnt for industrial and domestic uses. The firm also makes energy efficient stoves.