Author Archives: Kamau

Please visit our new website!

We have just launched our site at http://www.takamotobiogas.com where you can continue to follow our blog and learn more about our projects, our team and connect with us on our social media pages. Please visit us and subscribe to our blog from that … Continue reading

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Takamoto Branding

NAIROBI, KENYA—I have yet to see a biogas company that brands their systems. Companies spend weeks building the anaerobic digester and accompanying tanks but never indicate who did all the work. Which seems like a huge missed opportunity. If we … Continue reading

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Toilet Revolution Mathare

NAIROBI, KENYA—Friends from the US have started a sanitation company in Kenya, called Sanergy, that makes a profit from turning human waste into electricity via biogas. They are finishing their studies at MIT business school and asked me to manage … Continue reading

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Elephant Orphanage

NAIROBI, KENYA—If you are in Nairobi for a visit, even if you go on a safari, it is worth it to visit the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage. It costs KES 500 (about $7) and the elephants are really cute! Two … Continue reading

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Starting a Company in Kenya: What Corruption?

NAIROBI, KENYA—Kenya is ranked 125th on the World Bank index of places to do business. Some people think “corruption” and “business in Kenya” belong in the same sentence.  But based on the past two months that I have spent obtaining … Continue reading

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Burro Brand: Helping to meet the growing energy needs of rural Ghana

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I’m officially in Business School!…

NAIROBI, KENYA—…at the School of Hard Knocks! I registered my company in Kenya and we have completed our first project: a biogas digester for a farmer with 6 cows. I even have a work permit! Though the immigration office had … Continue reading

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