University of Nottingham PhD student, Joel Chaney has developed a simple method of producing banana waste briquettes that can be made and burnt as fuel in nations like Rwanda, which suffer from deforestation due to firewood harvesting.
The skins, leaves, and stems from more than 2 million pounds of bananas each year have traditionally been abandoned as waste in Rwanda. With Joel Chaney's method, the waste can be converted to hard banana briquettes and used as cooking fuel.
Implications - The burnable briquettes from banana skins concept is a phenomenal concept that creates an energy source from waste material. Waste to fuel creation is a growing trend.