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EFK Group (Eco Fuels Kenya)

The world's first Croton-nut processing company, producing energy and agriculture inputs for industrial East Africa while providing income for the rural poor.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Nanyuki, Laikipia, Kenya
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 2012
  • Employees 12
  • Website ecofuelskenya.com

Company Summary

EFK Group produces energy and agriculture products for industrial customers through a no-waste manufacturing process based entirely on the Croton nut, which grows indigenously across 8 African countries and has no other commercial, productive or edible use. The Company sources the Croton nut from local forest through rural BoP (Base of the Pyramid) who are paid per KG of harvest through a proprietary collection network.

Team

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    Alan Paul
    Founder & Managing Director

    Mr. Paul successfully launched and sold two companies before spending 20 years as a consultant setting up the first GSM networks in 18 African countries. Acting on his lifelong desire to build a sustainable company, Mr. Paul founded EFK in January 2012. As the Managing Director and Director of Sales he is responsible for pioneering the efficient processes, plant-based products, B2B sales and vision that keep the company moving forward.

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    Cosmas Ochieng
    Co-Founder & Director of Operations

    Mr. Ochieng has a diverse background working for local plant-based oil producers in Kenya. In 2008 he joined a small NGO to lead their Croton Biodiesel project which ended up being the spark and initial pilot for EFK. As the company’s Director of Operations and Supply Chain Innovation, he is responsible for managing the day to day production of the factory and building out the Croton Collection Network to meet our supply and impact goals.

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    Myles Lutheran
    Director of Finance & Business Development

    Mr. Lutheran spent 5 years working at 3 venture-backed start-ups focusing on developing initial processes and fine-tuning strategies to help young companies progress from the POC stage before joining EFK in 2013. He brings a strong background, understanding, and network of the global social enterprise/impact investment community and is leads EFK’s capital-raising, along with other areas of business development, to ensure the healthy growth.

Advisors

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    Sean Morony
    Managing Director - AITEC Africa
    Unconfirmed
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    Ashok Reddy
    Partner - Unreasonable Capital
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    Nat Robinson
    CEO - Juhudi Kilimo
    Unconfirmed

Previous Investors

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    Village Capital
    Unconfirmed
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    GrowthAfrica
    Unconfirmed
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    The Eleos Foundation
    Unconfirmed