As these programmes have been set up independently from each other, no conclusive results have been produced on the overall sustainability and efficiency. This project aims to fill in this gap by closely following and measuring manufacturing and usage in five different communities so that the equipment can be tested and the most efficient processes can be identified. To support the initiative, Badur Foundation has provided the necessary equipment (pulp mixer and press) to five partner NGOs. In close cooperation with our partners, we also document production practices, collect and analyse data and share best practices across the five localities. Our ultimate aim is to find out whether bio-briquette manufacturing can be a standalone and sustainable project to alleviate energy poverty.