Biomass which is by far the most important energy carrier is used in a highly inefficient way
primarily for cooking, leading to a considerable overuse of Uganda’s forestry resources for the
last 15 years. The research was about the benefits of using briquettes as energy sources over the
use of wood fuel at household level. The objectives of this study were, to determine the energy
conservation values and the extent of briquettes usage at household level with regard to use of
wood fuel as a general objective, specific objectives 1) to identify the extent of use of wood fuel
and briquettes at household level, 2) to detennine the necessity of using briquettes as energy
conservation technique in comparison to the use of traditional fuel energy, and 3) to asses
challenges faced and the effort put in place from briquette user promoters in enhancing energy
conservation projects. And all these were achieved through methods of qualitative research
design and instruments such as questionnaires and interview schedules, photo-cameras, validity
and reliability tests were used as data collection tools.
With the increasing scarcity of forest resources, costs for cooking increase and people are forced
to spend more time on collecting firewood. Respondents according to the research revealed that
it is still new technology to their communities, but some people had adopted this technology
especially women since they are more responsible for cooking at home. In addition, the widely
popular traditional 3-stone-fire characterized by its highly inefficient combustion of firewood
does not only waste a lot of energy but also causes widespread and potentially fatal lung diseases
among the rural population. Briquettes are found cheap in terms cooking since they are
smokeless, bum for long time and so forth of briquette necessity. Though briquettes have a lot of
necessity but there are challenges such as being new to the Ugandan’s market, availability of raw
materials and others.
All issues from the respondents on the briquettes usage are found to be realistic and achievable;
if these communities get help from the govemment, NGOs to sensitize them on the energy
conservation projects, and give them a hand in terms of giving support financially. This will
encourage them to continue involving themselves in energy conservation projects like
briquetting, to save our environment.
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