Gul Bahao has announced its latest product called fuel pack. It was presented to a World Bank Consultant Mr. Kazim Saeed at the Gul Bahao’s Research Station in Gulshan-e-Iqbal. According to Gul Bahao it is an environmentally friendly alternate fuel. A very good substitute for coal. The product has come up at a time when the world is at logger heads over the supply of oil.
The fuel pack is a block weighing 10-12 kilos of size 6x17x21 inches. It is made from clean non-toxic industrial waste and contains bits of wood, paper, cloth pieces etc. Here it may be mentioned that Gul Bahao is daily collecting about 15 tons of waste material from 200 factories of Landhi and after several attempts has been able to come up with the fuel pack. The shape of the block is the same as that of was-tic blocks (building blocks made from plastic waste) and is made in the same mould. This took several years to develop. The pack does not contain anything that may produce toxic fumes. It is portable and is covered with tinsel or aluminum foil, which gives it an aesthetic look. Another attractive aspect of this block is its relative cost effectiveness. It costs as little as Rs 20 per block. It has been tried experimentally and has given excellent results. A business group in Karachi has volunteered to market it