Albert Marega left his piloting job to venture in a charcoal business. This is because he wanted to save the environment.
He began an organisation called Global Supply Solutions in 2015 which is known to produce fancy charcoal called briquettes.
One of the reasons Marega got into this business is because he wanted to meet the growing demand for eco-friendly, cost-effective alternatives to fuels such as wood, charcoal, and kerosene among consumers.
The company produces charcoal from waste materials like pineapple waste. The former Kenyan pilot told standard.co.ke that he specifically uses it because there is a higher calorific value than other sources of briquettes meaning higher heat content burns more than two times longer than charcoal.
He is currently making Sh10 million every month. Some of his clients include East African Breweries Limited (EABL) and Bamburi Cement. He intends to expand annual production capacity from 25,000 tonnes to 50,000 tonnes of briquettes.
Currently, the main goal for his company is to expand yearly production from 25,000 tonnes to 50,000 tonnes of briquettes.