Helios Social Enterprise

Exploring the concept of the multifunctional platform in West Africa

The concept of the multifunctional platform (MFP) comprises a technical and organisational solution to increased access to energy, consisting of a small diesel engine turning one or several types of milling machinery and a generator for production of electricity. As an integrated element of the concept, the technical devise should be owned and operated by women’s organisations and ideally it should be fuelled by biofuel. The MFP has been supported by various multilateral and bilateral and private sector donors since 1994.