Mussie Tesfay is an expert in biomass energy with an MSc. in Renewable Energy and a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering. He lectures at Mekele University and has conducted several studies in household energy, cook stove technology and biofuels. He also has practical experience in the field by working with African Briquette Factory.

Tigray Region
Manufacturing of briquettes from agricultural residue of sesame
Target markets include two refugee camps in Shimelba and May-Ayni in Tigray Region; restaurants, hotels, bakeries and households located at Humera, Shire, and Shiraro towns, with a combined monthly demand estimated to be 2,295 metric tons of briquettes.