Kijani Energy designs and builds innovative green technology solutions that manage the temperature and transportation of perishable crops from farm to table and play a critical ESG role in least developed countries, where food losses for farmers during post-harvest can be as high as 50%.
Summary of the Technology
Kijani Energy has developed an innovative solar powered cold storage unit with advanced battery technology that is both mobile and modular in design. These units are operated by smart tech that allows them to be monitored 24/7. The units are placed near farms and markets allowing food to be stored and traded according to market demands. The technology alleviates the oversupply/price drops that immediately follow harvests, and allows produce to be traded over a longer time period with reduced losses due to decay. Kijani also uses data science to analyse market workings and to identify inefficiencies and bottlenecks.
Zor Hussain is a Stanford alum with a background in Finance and Technology coupled with extensive experience in the Energy sector. He is a seasoned entrepreneur who has worked with several startups from seed stage through to exit. He supports environmental causes and is committed to making a positive social impact, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Neelo Ahmad, an experienced product designer with a solid background in clean technologies, is committed to building innovative solutions that can have the greatest social impact.
You can read a bit more about Kijani Energy’s work here.